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FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
805 PM CDT FRI JUL 29 2016

ILC031-037-043-089-197-301900-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
DUPAGE IL-DE KALB IL-WILL IL-KANE IL-COOK IL-
805 PM CDT FRI JUL 29 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO  HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHERN DUPAGE COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS...
  NORTHEASTERN DE KALB COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
  NORTH CENTRAL WILL COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS...
  CENTRAL KANE COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS...
  SOUTH CENTRAL COOK COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 200 PM CDT SATURDAY

* THE HEAVY RAIN HAS ENDED ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. HOWEVER...RUNOFF
  FROM THE 2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN CONTINUES TO RESULT IN FLOODING
  WITH NUMEROUS ROADS REPORTED TO BE BLOCKED BY FLOOD WATERS.
  DUPAGE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTS SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS
  ACROSS SOUTHERN DUPAGE COUNTY FROM 75TH STREET SOUTH. ALTHOUGH NO
  ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED TONIGHT...FLOOD WATERS WILL BE
  SLOW TO RECEDE INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
  AURORA...NAPERVILLE...BOLINGBROOK...ORLAND PARK...WHEATON...
  DOWNERS GROVE...LOMBARD...ROMEOVILLE...ST. CHARLES...GLEN ELLYN...
  WEST CHICAGO...BATAVIA...WESTMONT...HOMER GLEN...LISLE...GENEVA...
  SYCAMORE...HINSDALE...LEMONT AND LA GRANGE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. MOVE UP TO
HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO
FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.

&&

LAT...LON 4181 8788 4155 8791 4172 8815 4187 8854
      4190 8875 4206 8871 4205 8862 4203 8845
      4197 8842

$$

BIRK

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