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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 5:16 PM CDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Paducah has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
Perry County in south central Illinois...
Williamson County in southern Illinois...
Saline County in southern Illinois...
Jackson County in southern Illinois...
Franklin County in south central Illinois...
Hamilton County in south central Illinois...
northeastern Bollinger County in southeastern Missouri...
Perry County in southeastern Missouri...
northern Cape Girardeau County in southeastern Missouri...

* until 1130 PM CDT Saturday

* at 513 PM CDT, thunderstorms are forecast to move back across the
warned area through the evening. Even though several hours have
passed since the rains have ended, flooding in some areas remains
likely. New rainfall will only serve to redevelop flooding across
the region this evening as grounds are saturated and water levels
elevated.

If a Flash Flood Warning is issued for your area this evening,
move to higher ground and seek shelter immediately. Do not drive
across a water covered Road, period.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.

Flooding is occurring or is imminent. It is important to know where
you are relative to streams, rivers, or creeks which can become
killers in heavy rains. Campers and hikers should avoid streams or
creeks.

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 3825 8837 3760 8839 3760 8946 3755 8952
      3743 8944 3740 8963 3742 9015 3760 9010
      3760 9015 3764 9015 3787 8995 3791 8984
      3780 8967 3796 8959 3822 8959 3821 8915
      3812 8914 3812 8871 3826 8870



1229 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau.
* Until further notice.
* At 12:00 PM Saturday the stage was 32.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 32.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 43.0 feet by
Saturday morning... the 6th of may.
* Impact... at 43.0 feet... the flood gate on north Main Street closes.


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




1215 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Chester
* from this afternoon until further notice.
* At 12:00 PM Saturday the stage was 27.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 27.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* The river is forecast to crest near 41.4 feet by Thursday evening.
* Impact: at 41.1 feet... near this height, Missouri Route v southeast
of Bloomsdale is closed between Highway 61 and north White Sands
Road.
* Impact: at 40.8 feet... Main Street in Evansville inundated.
* Impact: at 40.7 feet... at this height, Missouri State Highway 51 is
closed from Perry County Road 944 and the Illinois state line at
the bridge into Chester.
* Impact: at 40.0 feet... a Hunting Lodge near the mouth of the
Kaskaskia River begins flooding.
* Impact: at 39.0 feet... Railroad tracks in St. Mary, Missouri begin
flooding.
* Impact: at 38.7 feet... Illinois State Highway 155 at Prairie Du
Rocher begins flooding near this height.
* Impact: at 38.5 feet... Illinois Route 3 at Rockwood and Missouri
Highway j just west of Highway 61 between Ste. Genevieve and St.
Marys begin flooding near this height.
* Impact: at 38.4 feet... at this level IL Route 3 at levee east of
Cora inundated.
* Impact: at 38.1 feet... near this level, Illinois Route 3 near the
mary's River Bridge is closed.
* Impact: at 37.7 feet... near this height, Route j is closed in both
directions at U.S. Highway 61.
* Impact: at 37.6 feet... at this height, Missouri Route M between
Route h and Perry County Road 924 is closed.
* Impact: at 37.5 feet... the southbound Lane on Kaskaskia street and
the south parking lot at Menard correctional center begins
flooding.
* Impact: at 37.2 feet... near this height, U.S. Highway 61 is closed
between Ste. Genevieve and Route j.
* Impact: at 37.0 feet... Union Pacific property along Water Street
begins to flood.
* Impact: at 36.9 feet... near this height, U.S. Highway 61 is closed
from Route j to St. Mary.
* Impact: at 36.5 feet... Chester water Intake house is flooded...
damage begins to occur to 4 homes and administration buildings at
Menard state prison. Prairie durocher pump station damaged and
Road to Kaskaskia lock inundated.
* Impact: at 36.0 feet... Chester water works pumphouse is threatened
by flood waters. Highway 61 is closed at The Bend at St. Marys and
a DeTour is set up through town.
* Impact: at 35.2 feet... in Perry County, Highway c is closed between
County roads 352 and 354 (the levee road) near Menfro.
* Impact: at 35.0 feet... Ste. Genevieve flood gates are closed at
this level.
* Impact: at 34.8 feet... Kaskaskia street near the Menard prison
begins flooding near this height.
* Impact: at 34.7 feet... the north parking lot at Menard correctional
center begins flooding.
* Impact: at 33.5 feet... Water Street in Chester begins flooding.
* Impact: at 33.0 feet... within a foot of this height, Highway a is
closed between County roads 448 and 460 at Wittenberg in southern
Perry County.
* Impact: at 32.5 feet... the Road at Fort Gage farm begins flooding
at Menard correctional center.
* Impact: at 31.5 feet... in Perry County, Highway E is closed between
County Road 322 and levee Road (county Road 354) at Bois Brule
creek.
* Impact: at 28.0 feet... unleveed islands near Chester and the Prison
Farm floods.
* Impact: at 27.0 feet... flood stage. Unprotected farmland on right
bank begins to flood.


                   Fld latest 7 a.M. Forecast
location stg obs stg 04/30 05/01 05/02 05/03 05/04

Mississippi River
Chester 27.0 27.19 30.7 33.9 36.4 38.8 40.9




Lat... Lon 3826 9043 3826 9030 3769 8935 3769 8959
      3787 9003






1028 am CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

... Forecast flooding increased from moderate to major severity...
the Flood Warning continues for
the big Muddy river near Murphysboro
* from this morning until further notice.
* At 10:00 am Saturday the stage was 22.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 38.4 feet by
early Thursday morning then begin a slow fall.
* Impact... at 36.0 feet... damage begins to property near shoemaker
drive in Murphysboro. Evacuations may be needed to parts of a
Mobile Home Park.


Lat... Lon 3777 8946 3784 8915 3778 8915 3773 8935
      3760 8941 3760 8947




Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 4:40 PM CDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through late Sunday
night...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western
Kentucky, and southeast Missouri, including the following
areas, in southern Illinois, Alexander, Edwards, Franklin,
Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson,
Massac, Perry IL, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne
IL, white, and Williamson. In southwest Indiana, Gibson, Pike,
Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick. In western Kentucky,
Ballard, Carlisle, Daviess, Fulton, Henderson, Hickman,
McCracken, and Union KY. In southeast Missouri, Bollinger,
Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Mississippi, New Madrid, Perry
MO, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard, and Wayne MO.

* Through late Sunday night

* the Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for all of southeastern
Missouri, southern Illinois, southwestern Indiana, and a few
border counties of western Kentucky along the Ohio and
Mississippi rivers. Numerous thunderstorms with very heavy rain
are expected to spread eastward across mainly southeastern
Missouri and parts of southern Illinois this evening, and
develop there again overnight. This will only worsen an already
serious situation in this part of the region. Meanwhile, areas
further east may not see much precipitation tonight. However,
thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall are expected to expand
eastward into the rest of the region throughout the day Sunday.
Radar estimates of as much as eight inches of rain have already
fallen over parts of the watch area. An additional two to six
inches of rain is expected to occur before the storm system
exits the area Sunday night, with the heaviest rainfall expected
in the Missouri Ozark foothills. Locally higher amounts are
also possible where numerous thunderstorms move across the same
area.


* In addition to the possibility of flash flooding of some
roadways and streams, the heavy rainfall is expected to cause
further rises on many of the area rivers, particularly the
smaller rivers in southeast Missouri, such as the Saint Francis,
black, and current rivers. Given the widespread rainfall across
the region, other larger river systems, such as the Mississippi
and Ohio rivers will see rises in water levels occur in early
may. Due to the prolonged period of rain, some of the flash
flood warnings that are issued may be transitioned to overland
flood warnings.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.




Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 4:40 PM CDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through late Sunday
night...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western
Kentucky, and southeast Missouri, including the following
areas, in southern Illinois, Alexander, Edwards, Franklin,
Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson,
Massac, Perry IL, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne
IL, white, and Williamson. In southwest Indiana, Gibson, Pike,
Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick. In western Kentucky,
Ballard, Carlisle, Daviess, Fulton, Henderson, Hickman,
McCracken, and Union KY. In southeast Missouri, Bollinger,
Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Mississippi, New Madrid, Perry
MO, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard, and Wayne MO.

* Through late Sunday night

* the Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for all of southeastern
Missouri, southern Illinois, southwestern Indiana, and a few
border counties of western Kentucky along the Ohio and
Mississippi rivers. Numerous thunderstorms with very heavy rain
are expected to spread eastward across mainly southeastern
Missouri and parts of southern Illinois this evening, and
develop there again overnight. This will only worsen an already
serious situation in this part of the region. Meanwhile, areas
further east may not see much precipitation tonight. However,
thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall are expected to expand
eastward into the rest of the region throughout the day Sunday.
Radar estimates of as much as eight inches of rain have already
fallen over parts of the watch area. An additional two to six
inches of rain is expected to occur before the storm system
exits the area Sunday night, with the heaviest rainfall expected
in the Missouri Ozark foothills. Locally higher amounts are
also possible where numerous thunderstorms move across the same
area.


* In addition to the possibility of flash flooding of some
roadways and streams, the heavy rainfall is expected to cause
further rises on many of the area rivers, particularly the
smaller rivers in southeast Missouri, such as the Saint Francis,
black, and current rivers. Given the widespread rainfall across
the region, other larger river systems, such as the Mississippi
and Ohio rivers will see rises in water levels occur in early
may. Due to the prolonged period of rain, some of the flash
flood warnings that are issued may be transitioned to overland
flood warnings.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.