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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 12:26 PM CST Feb. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Memphis has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
southeastern Craighead County in eastern Arkansas...
northwestern St. Francis County in eastern Arkansas...
eastern Poinsett County in eastern Arkansas...
Mississippi County in eastern Arkansas...
northern Crittenden County in eastern Arkansas...
Cross County in eastern Arkansas...
southern Pemiscot County in southeastern Missouri...
Tipton County in southwestern Tennessee...
Dyer County in northwestern Tennessee...
western Obion County in northwestern Tennessee...
Lauderdale County in southwestern Tennessee...
Southern Lake County in northwestern Tennessee...

* until 645 PM CST Friday

* at 1226 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated indicated up to five
inches of rain has fallen. Flooding of low lying roads continues
across the area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Dyersburg, Blytheville, Forrest City, Covington, Ripley, Wynne,
Osceola, Trumann, Caruthersville, Gosnell, Manila, Marked Tree,
Earle, Steele, Lepanto, Caraway, Luxora, Parkin, Wilson and
Tyronza.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate Route.

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


Lat... Lon 3589 8928 3588 8934 3578 8943 3560 8947
      3539 8995 3538 9007 3533 9010 3491 9107
      3529 9104 3600 9000 3600 8996 3603 8996
      3650 8925




1059 am CST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Obion river near Obion
* until further notice.
* At 10 am Friday the stage was 34.4 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Maximum forecast stage of 37.0 feet on Sunday February 25.
* Flood stage is 34.0 feet.
* The river rose above flood stage Friday February 23 and will
continue rising to near 37.0 feet by Sunday February 25
then begin falling.
* At 37.0 feet... flooding is occurring in Obion. Widespread flooding
is occurring in Rives. Numerous secondary roads near the river are
flooded.


Lat... Lon 3628 8927 3633 8909 3633 8895 3620 8895
      3614 8927




1059 am CST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the North Fork Obion river near Martin
* from Friday February 23 until Saturday February 24.
* At 10 am Friday the stage was 19.8 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Maximum forecast stage of 20.5 feet on Saturday February 24.
* Flood stage is 20.0 feet.
* Forecast to rise above flood stage by Friday February 23 and
continue to rise to near 20.5 feet by Saturday February 24.
* At 21.0 feet... residents in the community of Rives should complete
necessary flood precautions. Evacuations may be required. Extensive
crop land flooding is occurring near the river in northeast Obion
County and the northwest portion of Weakley County. Equipment and
livestock should be moved to higher ground.


Lat... Lon 3649 8909 3649 8872 3633 8872 3633 8909





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 11:40 AM CST Feb. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

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

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of east Arkansas, north Mississippi, southeast
Missouri, and west Tennessee, including the following areas,
in east Arkansas, Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, cross, Greene,
Lawrence, Lee, Mississippi, Phillips, Poinsett, Randolph, and
St. Francis. In north Mississippi, Alcorn, Benton, Coahoma,
DeSoto, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Tate, Tippah, and Tunica.
In southeast Missouri, Dunklin and Pemiscot. In west
Tennessee, Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer,
Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry,
Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Shelby, Tipton, and
Weakley.

* Through late Saturday night

* additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible
through Saturday night, with highest amounts expected north of
Interstate 40.

* Runoff from heavy rainfall may result in rapid rises in river,
stream, and creek levels. Widespread rural lowland flooding is
possible and poor drainage urban areas may experience street
flooding.

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.



Krm


Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 11:40 AM CST Feb. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

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

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of east Arkansas, north Mississippi, southeast
Missouri, and west Tennessee, including the following areas,
in east Arkansas, Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, cross, Greene,
Lawrence, Lee, Mississippi, Phillips, Poinsett, Randolph, and
St. Francis. In north Mississippi, Alcorn, Benton, Coahoma,
DeSoto, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Tate, Tippah, and Tunica.
In southeast Missouri, Dunklin and Pemiscot. In west
Tennessee, Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer,
Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry,
Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Shelby, Tipton, and
Weakley.

* Through late Saturday night

* additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible
through Saturday night, with highest amounts expected north of
Interstate 40.

* Runoff from heavy rainfall may result in rapid rises in river,
stream, and creek levels. Widespread rural lowland flooding is
possible and poor drainage urban areas may experience street
flooding.

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.



Krm


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