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Watches & Warnings

Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 5:01 AM CST Feb. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... A Flood Warning remains in effect until 1015 am CST for
Whiteside... Jo Daviess... Carroll... Stephenson and Jackson counties...

At 459 am CST, emergency management officials reported flooding
across the warned area. Up to three inches of rain have already
fallen. Localized flooding, while improving, is expected to continue
for several more hours.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Freeport, Sterling, Rock Falls, Maquoketa, Morrison, Galena, Mount
Carroll, Savanna, Lena, Bellevue, Prophetstown, Stockton, East
Dubuque, Erie, Lanark, Warren, Garden Plain, Milledgeville, Preston
and Fairhaven.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.


Lat... Lon 4220 8940 4220 8969 4193 8969 4192 8963
      4159 8963 4158 9018 4165 9016 4168 9023
      4177 9025 4181 9018 4190 9015 4203 9016
      4203 9090 4229 9090 4230 9067 4238 9066
      4238 9048 4247 9065 4251 9064 4250 8940


Nichols



416 am CST Wed Feb 21 2018

... Flood Warning now in effect until Tuesday morning...

The Flood Warning continues for
the Pecatonica River at Freeport.
* Until Tuesday morning.
* At 3:30 am Wednesday the stage was 14.1 feet and rising.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring.
* Forecast, rise to 14.4 feet today. The river will fall below flood
stage Tuesday morning.
* Impact, at 15.0 feet, some street closures begin north and south
of Illinois Highway 75 and water affects many back yards in
Freeport east of the Pecatonica River. Water begins to reach
Illinois Highway 75 at the southeast corner of Taylor Park.


Lat... Lon 4226 8950 4230 8971 4245 8976 4233 8961
      4232 8949