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Flood Warning
Issued: 11:18 AM CST Feb. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Wabash River at Mount Carmel.
* From Friday morning until further notice.
* At 9:45 am Thursday the stage was 15.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 19.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by tomorrow late morning and
continue to rise to near 29.3 feet by early Sunday morning.
* At 30.0 feet... extensive flooding in progress on the northern
outskirts of Mount Carmel and in western Gibson County Indiana with
some evacuations needed. Flooding may cause some evacuations and
relocation of motorized land vehicles. Numerous local river roads
are flooded. Beall Woods State Park has 160-200 acres flooded.
High water backs up into Bon pas creek. Browns, Illinois may be
surrounded by water if heavy local rain occurs. River is 3 miles
wide at I-64.


Lat... Lon 3846 8765 3828 8781 3822 8794 3822 8800
      3827 8800 3847 8777




1030 am CST Thu Feb 22 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Wabash River at New Harmony.
* From late Friday night until further notice.
* At 9:30 am Thursday the stage was 11.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by early Saturday morning and
continue to rise to near 21.3 feet by March 4.
Additional rises are possible thereafter.
* Impact... at 21.0 feet... the river is 3 miles wide at I-64.


Lat... Lon 3816 8799 3815 8790 3797 8799 3781 8801
      3780 8809 3789 8810




957 am CST Thu Feb 22 2018

... Forecast flooding increased from minor to moderate severity...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Little Wabash River at Carmi
* from Friday evening until further notice.
* At 9:30 am Thursday the stage was 23.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 27.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by tomorrow evening and continue
to rise to near 34.2 feet by early Monday morning.
* Impact... at 32.0 feet... flood waters flow up McHenry Slough and
areas near Route 1 and 14 in Carmi begin to flood.


Lat... Lon 3826 8816 3825 8802 3804 8813 3793 8808
      3791 8812 3801 8828




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:19 PM CST Feb. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through late Saturday night...

The Flood Watch continues for

* all of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky,
and southeast Missouri.

* Through late Saturday night.

* Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms will produce
moderate to heavy at times through Saturday night. The result
will be worsening areal flood problems and isolated flash
flooding potential, especially Saturday afternoon and evening.

* The main flooding concern will be along small streams and creeks
that feed into already swollen rivers across the region.
Elsewhere, elevated water levels in low lying and poor drainage
areas may lead to standing water across some roads that
typically flood. Flash flooding will be possible with the final
round of heavy rain along the cold front late Saturday and
Saturday night.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:19 PM CST Feb. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through late Saturday night...

The Flood Watch continues for

* all of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky,
and southeast Missouri.

* Through late Saturday night.

* Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms will produce
moderate to heavy at times through Saturday night. The result
will be worsening areal flood problems and isolated flash
flooding potential, especially Saturday afternoon and evening.

* The main flooding concern will be along small streams and creeks
that feed into already swollen rivers across the region.
Elsewhere, elevated water levels in low lying and poor drainage
areas may lead to standing water across some roads that
typically flood. Flash flooding will be possible with the final
round of heavy rain along the cold front late Saturday and
Saturday night.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



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