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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Flash Floods in Northeast Missouri Force Evacuations- Close Many Roads


A
s mentioned in the last CSW post regarding our severe storm and possible excessive rain forecasts- parts of extreme southeastern Iowa and northeastern Missouri received anywhere from 5 to 10 inches of rain since Monday evening into this morning.



Among the areas hardest hit was Hannibal MO- where flash flood warnings exist at this hour according to the following NWS warning and flood information from the St. Louis NWS office:

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED

FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
1054 AM CDT TUE JUL 20 2010


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...


KNOX COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MISSOURI...
LEWIS COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MISSOURI...
MARION COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MISSOURI...
MONROE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MISSOURI...
PIKE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MISSOURI...
RALLS COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MISSOURI...
SHELBY COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MISSOURI...



* UNTIL 1030 PM CDT TUESDAY



* AT 1033 AM CDT...EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED FLASH FLOODING ACROSS THE WARNED AREA.

IN THE HANNIBAL AREA...THERE HAVE BEEN 25 TO 30 RESCUES OF RESIDENCES ALONG BEAR CREEK. A DAY CARE FACILITY WAS EVACUATED IN THIS AREA.

IN RALLS COUNTY...ALL MAJOR ROADS WERE FLOODED AND CLOSED.

NUMEROUS ROADS ARE CLOSED IN KNOX... SHELBY... AND MONROE COUNTIES AS WELL.

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE STATE AND FEDERAL ROADS REPORTED CLOSED BY THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OR COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:

HIGHWAY E WEST OF LEWISTOWN
HIGHWAY 79 SOUTH OF HANNIBAL
HIGHWAY 61 SOUTH OF HANNIBAL
ROUTE F IN RALLS COUNTY NEAR SPENCER CREEK
HIGHWAY 79 WEST OF LOUISIANA
MISSOURI HIGHWAY 154 IN SOUTHERN RALLS COUNTY NEAR SPENCER CK
ROUTE B IN RALLS COUNTY NEAR LICK CREEK
ROUTE K IN KNOX COUNTY NEAR COLONY
ROUTE F IN KNOX COUNTY
MISSOURI HIGHWAY 15 NORTH OF NOVELTY AND NEAR PLEVNA
MISSOURI HIGHWAY 151 SOUTH OF NOVELTY AND NEAR LEONARD
ROUTE H IN SHELBY COUNTY NEAR PERRY BRANCH
MISSOURI HIGHWAY 151 NORTH OF CLARENCE
ROUTE N NORTH OF LENTNER
ROUTE DD NEAR MAUD
ROUTE A IN MONROE COUNTY NEAR CROOKED CREEK
ROUTE K IN SHELBY COUNTY WEST OF SHELBYVILLE



PEOPLE IN THESE AREAS SHOULD REMAIN EXTREMELY CAREFUL DURING THIS MAJOR FLOOD EVENT THROUGHOUT NORTHEAST MISSOURI. THE THREAT FOR SIGNIFICANT FLOODING WILL REMAIN HIGH INTO THIS EVENING.


* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE:
BOWLING GREEN... CANTON... EDINA... HANNIBAL... LOUISIANA... MONROE CITY... PALMYRA... PARIS... SANTA FE... SHELBINA... CENTER... CLARENCE... COLONY... CURRYVILLE... EMDEN... EOLIA... EWING... FRANKFORD... GRANVILLE... KNOX CITY... LA BELLE... LEWISTOWN... MADISON... MAUD... MAYWOOD... NEW HARTFORD... NEW LONDON... PERRY... PHILADELPHIA AND PLEVNA.


As mentioned before- those same areas- along with a large portion of the Kansas City MetroRegion- could see more strong to severe thunderstorms through Wednesday morning with additional torrential rains.



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