Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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WGUS84 KTSA 261453
FLSTSA
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
953 AM CDT TUE MAY 26 2015


...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
Oklahoma...

  Poteau River near Poteau affecting Le Flore County.

  Poteau River near Panama affecting Le Flore County.

OKC079-262253-
/O.CON.KTSA.FL.W.0037.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/PTAO2.3.ER.150524T1615Z.150528T0000Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
953 AM CDT TUE MAY 26 2015

...This is a dangerous and life threatening situation...

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Poteau River near Poteau.
* until further notice.
* At  9:45 AM Tuesday, the stage was 31.59 feet.
* Flood stage is 24.0 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The Poteau River near Poteau will continue rising to
  near 32.5 feet Wednesday evening. The river will then remain nearly
  steady between 32 and 32.5 feet through Friday morning.  The river
  is then expected to start falling but remain above flood stage.
* Impact...At 32.0 feet, extremely severe flooding affects pasture
  lands and county roads from southeast of Poteau to the mouth of
  Brazil Creek. The access road to the Robert S Kerr airport may be
  flooded. This is a dangerous and life threatening situation.

&&

LAT...LON 3513 9468 3495 9471 3495 9461 3506 9454 3513 9456

$$

OKC079-262253-
/O.CON.KTSA.FL.W.0022.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/PANO2.3.ER.150520T1222Z.150527T0000Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
953 AM CDT TUE MAY 26 2015

...This is a dangerous and life threatening situation...

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Poteau River near Panama.
* until further notice.
* At  9:30 AM Tuesday, the stage was 42.23 feet.
* Flood stage is 29.0 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The Poteau River near Panama will continue rising to
  near 42.5 feet this evening. The river is expected to fall to near
  41 feet by Thursday morning and then remain nearly steady between
  41 feet and 40.5 feet through Saturday.
* Impact...At 43.0 feet, very severe agricultural flooding occurs.
  Numerous county roads are totally impassable. A water treatment
  facility near Panama is surrounded by high water. This is an
  extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.

&&

LAT...LON 3521 9470 3504 9462 3523 9442 3540 9439 3540 9449

$$



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