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  • Flood Warning for Decatur County, Kansas
  • FLOOD WARNING
  • Effective: Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 9:32 p.m.
  • Expires: Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.
  • FLOOD WARNINGNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS932 PM CDT SAT JUN 12 2010KSC039-137-131430-/O.NEW.KGLD.FA.W.0007.100613T0232Z-100613T1430Z//00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/NORTON KS-DECATUR KS-932 PM CDT SAT JUN 12 2010THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GOODLAND HAS ISSUED A* FLOOD WARNING FOR...DECATUR COUNTY IN NORTHWEST KANSAS...NORTON COUNTY IN NORTHWEST KANSAS...* UNTIL 930 AM CDT SUNDAY* AT 919 PM CDT...THE RIVER GAUGE ON PRAIRIE DOG CREEK FOUR MILESWEST OF KEITH SEBELIUS RESERVOIR IS NOW ALMOST 2 FEET ABOVE FLOODSTAGE...INDICATING A CONTINUED RISE IN LOCAL WATER LEVELS.* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...ALMENA...CALVERT...CEDAR BLUFFS...CLAYTON...DENSMORE...DRESDEN...EDMOND...JENNINGS...KANONA...LENORA...LEOVILLE...NEW ALMELO...NORCATUR...NORTON...OBERLIN...REAGER AND TRAER.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT CONFIRMED HIGH WATER LEVELS ACROSS THE AREAEARLIER THIS EVENING...WITH MANY LOCATIONS SEEING A DECLINE IN WATERLEVELS SINCE HEAVY RAINFALL CAME TO AN END FRIDAY NIGHT. THE OVERALLTREND SHOULD BE FOR WATER LEVELS TO CONTINUE FALLING THROUGH THEOVERNIGHT HOURS...HOWEVER EXPECT WATER LEVELS TO REMAIN ABOVEFLOOD STAGE UNTIL SUNDAY MORNING ACROSS THE WARNED AREA...ESPECIALLYIN THE PRAIRIE DOG CREEK AREA.BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THEDANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. DONOT ENTER THE WATER. TURN AROUND AND MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND TOESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHENWATER BEGINS RISING.FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. MOST FLOOD RELATED DEATHSOCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS WATER COVEREDBRIDGES...DIPS... OR LOW WATER CROSSINGS. NEVER TRY TO CROSS AFLOWING STREAM... EVEN A SMALL ONE...ON FOOT OR IN A VEHICLE.&&LAT...LON 3956 9962 3957 10074 4000 10073 4000 9962$$DR

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