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Sunday, June 13, 2010

NWS Omaha: "Near Record Flooding" Forecast On The Missouri River Near Rulo NE


T
he torrential rains keep coming- with no real end to the current weather pattern in sight- and even the mainstem rivers in the Kansas City MetroRegion are feeling the effects with "near record flooding" of the Missouri near Rulo NE- northwest of St. Joseph MO..



If your property is subject to flash and/or general river flooding- your Captain strongly suggests you act NOW to mitigate those issues before heavy rainfalls arrive.


This flood statement from the NWS office in Omaha:

FLOOD STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
251 PM CDT SUN JUN 13 2010



...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVER IN IOWA... NEBRASKA...


MISSOURI RIVER AT NEBRASKA CITY AFFECTING FREMONT AND OTOE COUNTIES.
MISSOURI RIVER AT BROWNVILLE AFFECTING NEMAHA COUNTY.
MISSOURI RIVER AT RULO AFFECTING RICHARDSON COUNTY.



251 PM CDT SUN JUN 13 2010



THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE MISSOURI RIVER AT RULO.


* AT 230 PM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 20.1 FEET.


* FLOOD STAGE IS 17.0 FEET.


* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND NEAR RECORD FLOODING IS FORECAST.


* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO BETWEEN 25 AND 25.6 FEET BY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING THEN BEGIN FALLING.


* AT 25.6 FEET...WIDESPREAD FLOODING WILL ENCOMPASS A VERY LARGE AREA AS THE FEDERAL LEVEES ARE NEARLY OVERTOPPED.




PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE CARS THROUGH AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR VEHICLE TO PASS SAFELY. TURN AROUND... DON`T DROWN!


$$CHERMOK


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