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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 9:22 PM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
Benton County in northwestern Arkansas...
northwestern Madison County in northwestern Arkansas...
northern Carroll County in northwestern Arkansas...
Washington County in northwestern Arkansas...
Delaware County in northeastern Oklahoma...
eastern Ottawa County in northeastern Oklahoma...
western Sequoyah County in east central Oklahoma...
Mayes County in northeastern Oklahoma...
Adair County in northeastern Oklahoma...
Cherokee County in east central Oklahoma...

* until 915 am CST Sunday

* flooding of low lying areas will continue with a few roads likely
impassable due to high water. Waters will slowly recede overnight
with no additional rainfall expected.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.


Lat... Lon 3589 9401 3576 9430 3576 9449 3567 9448
      3535 9491 3540 9490 3546 9509 3581 9513
      3582 9526 3586 9523 3597 9528 3607 9521
      3607 9544 3612 9544 3651 9509 3651 9500
      3660 9500 3700 9463 3650 9462 3650 9330




730 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

... This is a dangerous and life threatening situation...

... Flood Warning extended until Monday afternoon...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Illinois River at Chewey.
* Until Monday afternoon, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 6:15 PM Saturday, the stage was 16.31 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the Illinois River at Chewey will continue rising to
near 20.0 feet Sunday morning. The river is expected to fall below
flood stage Monday morning.
* Impact... at 20.0 feet, very severe flooding occurs from near
fidler's Bend to near Hanging Rock. Highway 10 near Hanging Rock
northeast of Tahlequah is impassible. Water impacts Chewey Road
east of Chewey bridge. Numerous Cabins in the fidler's Bend area
are flooded to a depth of several feet. This is a very dangerous
and life threatening situation.


Lat... Lon 3619 9472 3611 9471 3606 9481 3612 9487




730 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Illinois River near Watts.
* Until Sunday evening, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 6:00 PM Saturday, the stage was 21.67 feet.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring but the river is cresting.
* Forecast... the Illinois River near Watts will begin falling to
below flood stage by Sunday afternoon.
* Impact... at 21.0 feet, severe flooding occurs from the Arkansas
border to fidler's Bend. Water will reach the base of the building
at River Valley raceway. Farmlands and permanent camgrounds are
inundated. Numerous Cabins in the fidler's Bend area are flooded.
Extreme turbulence makes the river too hazardous for floating.


Lat... Lon 3619 9474 3615 9453 3607 9453 3611 9472




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