Thursday, March 25, 2010

Flash Flood Warning - Stone & Taney counties

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
1035 AM CDT THU MAR 25 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPRINGFIELD HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
STONE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MISSOURI...
TANEY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MISSOURI...

* UNTIL 300 PM CDT

* AT 1028 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
AN AREA OF SLOW MOVING HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE WARNED AREA.
RADAR RAINFALL ESTIMATES OF 1 TO 1.5 INCHES HAS OCCURRED OVER THE
PAST SIX HOURS WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS OVER CENTRAL STONE INTO
WESTERN TANEY COUNTY. WITH ALREADY MOIST SOIL
CONDITIONS...THIS RAIN WILL GO INTO RUNOFF QUICKLY CAUSING THE
FLOODING OF LOW WATER AREAS AND LOW WATER CROSSINGS.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL POTENTIALLY CAUSE FLASH
FLOODING TO OCCUR OVER THE NUMEROUS LOW WATER CROSSINGS IN THE
WARNED AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...COUNTRY ROADS...AS WELL AS FARMLAND ALONG THE
BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT ONLY TAKES A FEW INCHES OF
SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.