Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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WGUS83 KPAH 210418
FLSPAH
Flood Statement
National Weather Service Paducah Kentucky
1018 PM CST Wed Feb 20 2019

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Indiana...
Kentucky...Illinois...Missouri...

  Ohio River at Owensboro...Newburgh Dam...Evansville...Mount Vernon
  ...J.T. Myers Dam...Golconda...Shawneetown...Smithland Dam...Paducah
  and Cairo

.Minor to moderate flooding continues along the lower Ohio River.
A prolonged period of minor to moderate flooding is expected to
continue. Additional heavy rain is forecast across much of the
Tennessee and Ohio River Valleys on Friday and early Saturday.
Smithland Dam is now expected to reach 50 feet, which is touching
the major flood category. Cairo is currently in the major flood
category with a forecast crest of 54.5 feet. Check back often for
updates to the forecast.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SAFETY MESSAGE...

Never drive cars...trucks or sport utility vehicles through flooded
areas. The water may be too deep to allow safe passage. Never allow
children to play in or near flood waters. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather
Radio or your local media for further statements and possible updated
forecasts.

Additional information is available at
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=pah /lower case/

&&

INC147-KYC059-220818-
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1018 PM CST Wed Feb 20 2019

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Ohio River at Owensboro
* until Saturday March 02.
* At  4:23 AM Wednesday the stage was 41.3 feet.
* Flood Stage is 40.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
  early Saturday morning.
* Impact...At 41.0 Feet...Minor flooding occurs affecting mainly
  bottomland and surrounding low lying areas.

&&

LAT...LON 3790 8721 3789 8712 3806 8681 3794 8682
      3771 8710 3780 8728

$$

INC147-163-173-KYC059-101-220818-
/O.CON.KPAH.FL.W.0030.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/NBGI3.1.ER.190209T0933Z.190216T2145Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1018 PM CST Wed Feb 20 2019

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Ohio River at Newburgh Dam
* until further notice.
* At  9:00 PM Wednesday the stage was 45.6 feet.
* Flood Stage is 38.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 45.7 feet by
  after midnight tomorrow.  Additional rises may be possible
  thereafter.
* Impact...At 46.0 Feet...Highway 662 near the old Lock and Dam 47
  begins to flood. This is approximately 1/2 mile downstream from the
  current lock and dam.

&&

LAT...LON 3801 8745 3790 8721 3780 8728 3787 8745


$$

INC129-163-173-KYC059-101-220817-
/O.CON.KPAH.FL.W.0043.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/EVVI3.1.ER.190213T1245Z.190217T2200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1018 PM CST Wed Feb 20 2019

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Ohio River at Evansville
* until further notice.
* At  9:00 PM Wednesday the stage was 43.4 feet.
* Flood Stage is 42.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 43.6 feet by
  after midnight tomorrow.  Additional rises may be possible
  thereafter.
* Impact...At 45.0 Feet...Many county roads are flooded and some are
  impassable.

&&

LAT...LON 3796 8770 3802 8759 3801 8745 3787 8745
      3780 8756 3781 8769

$$

INC129-163-KYC101-225-220817-
/O.CON.KPAH.FL.W.0031.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/MTVI3.2.ER.190210T0546Z.190219T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1018 PM CST Wed Feb 20 2019

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Ohio River at Mount Vernon
* until further notice.
* At  6:00 AM Wednesday the stage was 46.0 feet.
* Flood Stage is 35.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The River will continue to fall to a stage of 45.1 feet
  by Friday morning.
* Impact...At 45.0 Feet...Large portions of Point Township in Posey
  county are flooded.

&&

LAT...LON 3792 8796 3798 8784 3796 8770 3781 8769
      3780 8784

$$

INC129-KYC225-220817-
/O.CON.KPAH.FL.W.0032.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/UNWK2.2.ER.190210T0900Z.190220T1900Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1018 PM CST Wed Feb 20 2019

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Ohio River at J.T. Myers Dam
* until further notice.
* At  9:00 PM Wednesday the stage was 49.5 feet.
* Flood Stage is 37.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The River will continue to fall to a stage of 48.7 feet
  by Friday morning.
* Impact...At 49.0 Feet...The top of the protection is reached at J.T.
  Myers Lock and Dam.

&&

LAT...LON 3778 8811 3792 8796 3780 8784 3773 8800


$$

ILC059-069-KYC055-225-220817-
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/SHNI2.2.ER.190209T1607Z.190220T1645Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1018 PM CST Wed Feb 20 2019

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Ohio River at Shawneetown
* until further notice.
* At  9:30 PM Wednesday the stage was 48.9 feet.
* Flood Stage is 33.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The River will continue to fall to a stage of 48.1 feet
  by Friday morning.

&&

LAT...LON 3778 8811 3773 8800 3757 8800 3753 8818
      3771 8821

$$

ILC069-151-KYC055-139-220817-
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/GOLI2.3.ER.190211T1622Z.190219T0130Z.000000T0000Z.NR/
1018 PM CST Wed Feb 20 2019

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Ohio River at Golconda
* until further notice.
* At  9:00 PM Wednesday the stage was 50.6 feet.
* Flood Stage is 40.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The River will continue to fall to a stage of 50.5 feet
  by Friday morning.
* Impact...At 49.0 Feet...Several families are evacuated in Hall Town.

&&

LAT...LON 3757 8800 3746 8799 3735 8839 3727 8840
      3728 8856 3746 8851

$$

ILC151-KYC139-220817-
/O.CON.KPAH.FL.W.0042.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/SMLI2.3.ER.190212T0015Z.190224T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1018 PM CST Wed Feb 20 2019

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Ohio River at Smithland Dam
* until further notice.
* At  9:00 PM Wednesday the stage was 49.0 feet.
* Flood Stage is 40.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 50.0 feet by
  Sunday morning.  Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* Impact...At 51.0 Feet...Large amounts of property damage can be
  expected.  Evacuation of many homes and businesses becomes
  necessary. Highway 60 in Smithland closes.

&&

LAT...LON 3728 8856 3727 8840 3707 8837 3715 8852


$$

ILC127-151-KYC139-145-220817-
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/PAHK2.2.ER.190210T2122Z.190224T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1018 PM CST Wed Feb 20 2019

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Ohio River at Paducah
* until further notice.
* At  9:00 PM Wednesday the stage was 50.0 feet.
* Flood Stage is 39.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 51.5 feet by
  Sunday morning then begin falling.
* Impact...At 52.0 Feet...Major flooding occurs and is widespread on
  both sides of the river.

&&

LAT...LON 3715 8861 3715 8852 3707 8837 3697 8854
      3709 8872

$$

ILC003-153-KYC007-039-075-105-MOC133-220817-
/O.CON.KPAH.FL.W.0011.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/CIRI2.3.ER.190122T0830Z.190224T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1018 PM CST Wed Feb 20 2019

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Ohio River at Cairo
* until further notice.
* At  9:00 PM Wednesday the stage was 53.2 feet.
* Flood Stage is 40.0 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 54.5 feet by
  Sunday morning then begin falling.
* Impact...At 56.0 Feet...U.S. Highway 51 near Wickliffe is flooded.

&&

LAT...LON 3709 8946 3717 8916 3709 8907 3680 8900
      3651 8918

$$



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