Iroquois County, Illinois
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Flash Flood Warning
ILC053-075-310700-
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IROQUOIS IL-FORD IL-
1050 PM CDT SAT AUG 30 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR CENTRAL FORD AND CENTRAL
IROQUOIS COUNTIES UNTIL 200 AM CDT...

AT 1043 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
THAT THE VERY HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUED TO MOVE EAST AND NORTH
OF THE HARDEST HIT AREAS OF FORD AND IROQUOIS COUNTIES. ADDITIONAL
THUNDERSTORMS MAY STILL DEVELOP THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS AND
AFFECT THESE AREAS AGAIN...WHICH WOULD ONLY WORSEN THE FLOOD
POTENTIAL. RADAR ESTIMATED THAT LOCALLY OVER 6 TO 8 INCHES OF RAIN
HAS FALLEN SINCE 4 PM FROM ROBERTS TO THAWVILLE TO JUST SOUTH OF
ONARGA.

EARLIER THIS EVENING LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED
FLOODING ON HIGHWAY 54 BETWEEN ROBERTS AND THAWVILLE...AND ON
HIGHWAY 45 SOUTH OF ONARGA.

STREAMS PARTICULARLY AT RISK FOR FLASH FLOODING AND RAPID RISES
INCLUDE THE MACKINAW RIVER NEAR AND WEST OF SIBLEY...BIG FOUR
DITCH...LITTLE MUD CREEK...SPRING CREEK IN IROQUOIS COUNTY AND
TRIBUTARIES FEEDING INTO SPRING CREEK BETWEEN ROBERTS ONARGA.

FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE ON INTERSTATE 57 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 271
AND 281 AS WELL.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED...ACT QUICKLY. DO NOT
ENTER THE WATER. TURN AROUND AND MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND. DO NOT
STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.

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LAT...LON 4059 8846 4062 8834 4062 8824 4068 8824
4074 8816 4073 8808 4073 8792 4070 8773
4062 8775 4060 8803 4053 8827 4050 8846

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