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Flood Warning
Issued: 8:05 PM CDT Apr. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service

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

the Flood Warning continues for
the Illinois River at Chewey.
* From Saturday afternoon to late Monday night, or until the warning
is cancelled.
* At 7:15 PM Friday, the stage was 6.85 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the Illinois River at Chewey is expected to rise above
flood stage early Saturday afternoon and continue to rise to near
26.0 feet by early Sunday afternoon. The river is expected to fall
below flood stage late Monday evening. This forecast is based on a
heavy rain forecast for the next 48 hours. Crest height and timing
may change as this event unfolds. Continue to closely monitor updates
to this warning.
* Impact... at 26.0 feet, very severe flooding occurs from near
fidler's Bend to near Hanging Rock. Highway 10 near Hanging Rock is
impassible. Numerous roads near the river will be inaccessible and
water impacts Chewey Road east of Chewey bridge. Some areas may be
isolated for an extended duration. Many Cabins in the fidler's Bend
area are severely flooded. This is an extremely dangerous and life
threatening situation.


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805 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017

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

the Flood Warning continues for
the Illinois River near Watts.
* From Saturday afternoon to Monday evening, or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 7:00 PM Friday, the stage was 6.97 feet.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the Illinois River near Watts is expected to rise above
flood stage early Saturday afternoon and continue to rise to near
25.5 feet by Sunday morning. The river is expected to fall below
flood stage early Monday afternoon. This forecast is based on a
heavy rain forecast for the next 48 hours. Crest height and timing
may change as this event unfolds. Continue to closely monitor updates
to this warning.
* Impact... at 25.0 feet, very severe flooding occurs from the Arkansas
border to fidler's Bend. Severe flooding of the River Valley
raceway, including the permanent building, occurs. Many Cabins in
the fidler's Bend area are severely flooded. This is an extremely
dangerous and life threatening situation.


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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:36 PM CDT Apr. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from 7 PM CDT this evening
through Sunday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Arkansas and Oklahoma... including the following
counties... in Arkansas... Benton... Carroll... Crawford...
Franklin... Madison... Sebastian and Washington AR. In
Oklahoma... Adair... Cherokee... Choctaw... Craig... creek...
Delaware... Haskell... Latimer... Le Flore... Mayes... McIntosh...
Muskogee... Okfuskee... Okmulgee... Ottawa... Pittsburg...
Pushmataha... Rogers... Sequoyah... Tulsa and Wagoner.

* From 7 PM CDT this evening through Sunday morning

* a potent upper level storm system will move into the area
Friday with strong to severe thunderstorms developing by early
evening across portions of eastern Oklahoma and northwest
Arkansas. Thunderstorms will continue Friday night through
Saturday evening with locally heavy rainfall as a frontal
boundary slowly pushes southeast. 4 to 6 inches of rainfall
are expected across southeast Oklahoma into northwest
Arkansas with locally higher amounts approaching 8 to 10
inches.

* The heavy rainfall will likely lead to widespread and
potentially life threatening flash flooding. Several rivers
will likely go into moderate to major flood including the
Illinois River and Lee Creek at Van Buren. Beaver Lake Dam in
northwest Arkansas could begin to release water which would
impact areas downstream.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

If you are in the watch area, keep informed, and be ready for
quick action if flash flooding is observed or if a warning is
issued. Persons living in low lying areas along main-Stem rivers
should monitor the latest forecast and be ready to evacuate to
higher ground.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the Road
to unknown depths. Take a different Route to reach your
destination or wait until the water recedes. Remember, most flood
related deaths occur in automobiles and flooding is the leading
cause of weather related deaths.

A Flash Flood Watch means rapidly rising water or flooding is
possible within the watch area.




Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:36 PM CDT Apr. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from 7 PM CDT this evening
through Sunday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Arkansas and Oklahoma... including the following
counties... in Arkansas... Benton... Carroll... Crawford...
Franklin... Madison... Sebastian and Washington AR. In
Oklahoma... Adair... Cherokee... Choctaw... Craig... creek...
Delaware... Haskell... Latimer... Le Flore... Mayes... McIntosh...
Muskogee... Okfuskee... Okmulgee... Ottawa... Pittsburg...
Pushmataha... Rogers... Sequoyah... Tulsa and Wagoner.

* From 7 PM CDT this evening through Sunday morning

* a potent upper level storm system will move into the area
Friday with strong to severe thunderstorms developing by early
evening across portions of eastern Oklahoma and northwest
Arkansas. Thunderstorms will continue Friday night through
Saturday evening with locally heavy rainfall as a frontal
boundary slowly pushes southeast. 4 to 6 inches of rainfall
are expected across southeast Oklahoma into northwest
Arkansas with locally higher amounts approaching 8 to 10
inches.

* The heavy rainfall will likely lead to widespread and
potentially life threatening flash flooding. Several rivers
will likely go into moderate to major flood including the
Illinois River and Lee Creek at Van Buren. Beaver Lake Dam in
northwest Arkansas could begin to release water which would
impact areas downstream.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

If you are in the watch area, keep informed, and be ready for
quick action if flash flooding is observed or if a warning is
issued. Persons living in low lying areas along main-Stem rivers
should monitor the latest forecast and be ready to evacuate to
higher ground.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the Road
to unknown depths. Take a different Route to reach your
destination or wait until the water recedes. Remember, most flood
related deaths occur in automobiles and flooding is the leading
cause of weather related deaths.

A Flash Flood Watch means rapidly rising water or flooding is
possible within the watch area.




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