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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:28 PM CST Dec. 13, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect through Saturday morning...

The National Weather Service in Saint Louis has issued a

* Flood Watch for a portion of southeast Missouri... including
the following counties... Iron MO... Madison MO and Reynolds MO.

* Through Saturday morning

* nearly continuous rain is expected across the area through
Saturday morning. Periods of moderate to heavy rain will be
possible.

* Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches may result in flooding of low
lying or poor drainage areas... and flooding on smaller creeks
and streams. Significant rises on larger streams and rivers will
also be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch is advanced notice that conditions are favorable
that may lead to flooding. People in the watch area, especially
in flood prone areas, should use this time to check on
preparedness requirements. Stay informed, and be ready for action
if flooding is observed or if a Flood Warning is issued.



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Public Information Statement
Issued: 4:15 PM CST Dec. 13, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Safety rules for floods...

a Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service.
In the interest of public safety, the following safety rules
are provided. Public and commercial broadcast stations serving
the affected area are asked to broadcast these safety messages
frequently while the watch is in effect.

As a reminder, a Flood Watch means conditions in and close to
the watch area are favorable for the development of flooding.
People who live in flood prone areas should carefully monitor
weather conditions and be prepared to take immediate action
should flooding begin to develop.

A Flood Warning means flooding is occurring or imminent.
People in the warned area should take immediate action to save
lives and protect property.

Never attempt to drive across flooded roadways. Even shallow
flowing water can quickly move large vehicles. If your vehicle
is caught in rising water, abandon it quickly and move to
higher ground. Avoid low water crossings during times of wet
weather. Sadly, many of the flooding deaths in this area
during recent years have been caused by people driving into low
water crossings. Do not become a statistic!

Small streams, creeks, and rivers are potential killers
during heavy rains. Heavy rainfall can lead to rapid rises
pushing waterways out of their banks. Campers should avoid
camping along streams or creeks during threatening rains.
Also remember that the heavy rain may occur well upstream from
your immediate area. Never attempt to cross a flowing
stream, even a small one, on foot. If you are near a stream
and observe rapidly rising water, move to higher ground
immediately.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize
the dangers of floods.


Glass

415 PM CST Thu Dec 13 2018

... Safety rules for floods...

a Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service.
In the interest of public safety, the following safety rules
are provided. Public and commercial broadcast stations serving
the affected area are asked to broadcast these safety messages
frequently while the watch is in effect.

As a reminder, a Flood Watch means conditions in and close to
the watch area are favorable for the development of flooding.
People who live in flood prone areas should carefully monitor
weather conditions and be prepared to take immediate action
should flooding begin to develop.

A Flood Warning means flooding is occurring or imminent.
People in the warned area should take immediate action to save
lives and protect property.

Never attempt to drive across flooded roadways. Even shallow
flowing water can quickly move large vehicles. If your vehicle
is caught in rising water, abandon it quickly and move to
higher ground. Avoid low water crossings during times of wet
weather. Sadly, many of the flooding deaths in this area
during recent years have been caused by people driving into low
water crossings. Do not become a statistic!

Small streams, creeks, and rivers are potential killers
during heavy rains. Heavy rainfall can lead to rapid rises
pushing waterways out of their banks. Campers should avoid
camping along streams or creeks during threatening rains.
Also remember that the heavy rain may occur well upstream from
your immediate area. Never attempt to cross a flowing
stream, even a small one, on foot. If you are near a stream
and observe rapidly rising water, move to higher ground
immediately.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize
the dangers of floods.


Glass


Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:28 PM CST Dec. 13, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect through Saturday morning...

The National Weather Service in Saint Louis has issued a

* Flood Watch for a portion of southeast Missouri... including
the following counties... Iron MO... Madison MO and Reynolds MO.

* Through Saturday morning

* nearly continuous rain is expected across the area through
Saturday morning. Periods of moderate to heavy rain will be
possible.

* Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches may result in flooding of low
lying or poor drainage areas... and flooding on smaller creeks
and streams. Significant rises on larger streams and rivers will
also be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch is advanced notice that conditions are favorable
that may lead to flooding. People in the watch area, especially
in flood prone areas, should use this time to check on
preparedness requirements. Stay informed, and be ready for action
if flooding is observed or if a Flood Warning is issued.



Glass



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