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NWS Paducah Issues Flood Warning for WMSK Listening Area

NWS Paducah Issues Flood Warning for WMSK Listening Area

Bill Stephens

February 12th, 2020

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…The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Indiana… Kentucky…Illinois… Ohio River at Newburgh Dam…Mount Vernon…J.T. Myers Dam… Shawneetown…Golconda…Smithland Dam…Paducah…Olmsted Lock and Dam and Cairo .Water levels continue to rise on the Ohio River from Newburgh Dam Indiana all the way down to Cairo Illinois. Minor flooding is is occurring at most locations with moderate flooding forecast at many points from Shawneetown down to Cairo. The only river point that is expected to touch major stage criteria is Olmsted Dam. Adjustments to these forecasts are possible based on how much rain falls over the next 48 hours. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… SAFETY MESSAGE… Never drive cars…trucks or sport utility vehicles through flooded areas. The water may be too deep to allow safe passage. Never allow children to play in or near flood waters. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your local media for further statements and possible updated forecasts. Additional information is available at http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ahps2/index.php?Smithland && INC147-163-173-KYC059-101-132254- /O.CON.KPAH.FL.W.0025.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ /NBGI3.1.ER.200211T1035Z.200220T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/ 1255 PM CST Wed Feb 12 2020 The Flood Warning continues for the Ohio River at Newburgh Dam * until further notice. * At 12:00 PM Wednesday the stage was 40.5 feet. * Flood Stage is 38.0 feet. * Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast. * Forecast…The river will continue rising to near 45.0 feet by Thursday, February 20th.Additional rises may be possible thereafter. * Impact…At 46.0 Feet…Highway 662 near the old Lock and Dam 47 begins to flood. This is approximately 1/2 mile downstream from the current lock and dam. &&

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