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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 10:04 PM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau.
* From Wednesday morning to late on March 7.
* At 9:30 PM Saturday the stage was 29.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 32.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river is expected to rise to near flood stage
Wednesday morning.
* Impact... at 32.0 feet... minor flooding occurs. The Mississippi
River backs into several creeks producing flooding.

Lat... Lon 3769 8959 3769 8935 3744 8934 3725 8941
      3723 8959 3732 8963

1238 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

The National Weather Service in Paducah has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
Pulaski County in southern Illinois...
Alexander County in southern Illinois...
Fulton County in western Kentucky...
Hickman County in western Kentucky...
Carlisle County in western Kentucky...
Ballard County in western Kentucky...
Mississippi County in southeastern Missouri...
Scott County in southeastern Missouri...
New Madrid County in southeastern Missouri...
southeastern Ripley County in southeastern Missouri...
Stoddard County in southeastern Missouri...
Butler County in southeastern Missouri...

* until 300 PM CST Sunday

* at 1226 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain which will cause flooding were moving into the warned
area. Since Thursday, radar estimates of one and half to three and
a half inches of rain fallen across the area.

Additional rainfall amounts of one to two inches is expected to fall
between 1 PM until midnight this Saturday. This will only cause
already swollen creeks and streams to rise and keep low-lying
roadways flooded. Anyone planning travel overnight should be extra
cautious and avoid flooded areas, when it is more difficult to see
the dangers.

Should intense, but short duration rainfall occur at any one
location that may cause a hazard to life and property, a Flash Flood
Warning could be issued for that area as well.

This Flood Warning may be cancelled earlier on Sunday, should water
recede faster than expected from flooded areas. Please report any
flooding to law enforcement, so that they can relay it to the
National Weather Service in Paducah.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

Lat... Lon 3634 8954 3640 8959 3643 8972 3639 8997
      3663 8996 3664 9014 3650 9022 3650 9112
      3682 9065 3693 9038 3692 9025 3702 9015
      3705 8996 3713 8989 3713 8976 3724 8962
      3730 8893 3695 8881 3650 8882 3650 8953


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