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Flood Warning

720 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

...The National Weather Service in Taunton, MA has issued a Flood
Warning for the following rivers in Connecticut...

  Connecticut River At Hartford affecting Hartford and Middlesex

Temperatures well above normal last week resulted in significant melting
of the snow pack in Vermont and Massachusetts. This snow melt is causing
significant rises along the Connecticut River. The Connecticut River in
Hartford is forecast to crest just above flood stage early Tuesday morning.


Safety Message...A Flood Statement providing the latest information
in this flood event will be issued within the next 8 hours, or
earlier if needed.

Safety Message...Do not allow children to play near swollen rivers,
streams or culverts. Swiftly moving water can pose an imminent threat
to life.


720 AM EST MON FEB 27 2017

The National Weather Service in Taunton, MA has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  The Connecticut River At Hartford.
* from this evening to Tuesday afternoon...or until the warning is
* At  6:30 AM Monday the stage was 14.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 16.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by tonight and continue to rise
  to near 16.1 feet by after midnight tonight. The river will fall
  below flood stage by tomorrow late morning.
* Impact...At 16.0 feet...Minor flooding is expected in several low
  lying areas outside levee protection in Hartford, as well as
  downstream through Wethersfield and Glastonbury. Further downstream
  flooding is likely in the vicinity of Meadow Road, Route 17A, in
  the Gildersleeve section of Portland. A portion of this roadway
  will likely be closed. This includes the Exchange Club of Portland
  Fairgrounds. Boating interests should prepare for a period of swift
  river flows during this period.


LAT...LON 4163 7270 4180 7273 4180 7259 4164 7258
      4163 7263 4164 7263



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