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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 8:37 PM CDT on May 26, 2015

Expires 9:30 PM EDT on May 27, 2015


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

the Flood Warning continues for
the Arkansas River at Ozark lock and dam.
* Until further notice.
* At 8:00 PM Tuesday, the stage was 367.1 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 357.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 367.2 feet by
Wednesday morning, then begin falling. Additional rainfall this
week could impact this forecast and later updates should be
monitored.
* Impact... at 367.0 feet, highways 309 and 288 northwest of Paris in
Logan County are inundated by backwater up Six Mile creek.
Backwater flooding will spread westward into Franklin County at
higher stages. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening
situation.


Lat... Lon 3546 9405 3550 9382 3542 9347 3536 9349
      3531 9371 3540 9385




807 PM CDT Tue may 26 2015

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
Adair County in northeast Oklahoma...
Benton County in northwest Arkansas...
Carroll County in northwest Arkansas...
Cherokee County in east central Oklahoma...
Choctaw County in southeast Oklahoma...
Craig County in northeast Oklahoma...
Crawford County in northwest Arkansas...
Delaware County in northeast Oklahoma...
eastern Nowata County in northeast Oklahoma...
eastern Okmulgee County in northeast Oklahoma...
eastern Rogers County in northeast Oklahoma...
Franklin County in west central Arkansas...
Haskell County in southeast Oklahoma...
Latimer County in southeast Oklahoma...
Le Flore County in southeast Oklahoma...
Madison County in northwest Arkansas...
Mayes County in northeast Oklahoma...
McIntosh County in southeast Oklahoma...
Muskogee County in east central Oklahoma...
Ottawa County in northeast Oklahoma...
Pittsburg County in southeast Oklahoma...
Pushmataha County in southeast Oklahoma...
Sebastian County in west central Arkansas...
Sequoyah County in east central Oklahoma...
southeastern Okfuskee County in east central Oklahoma...
Wagoner County in northeast Oklahoma...
Washington County in northwest Arkansas...

* until 830 PM CDT Wednesday

* at 803 PM CDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
no rainfall was falling across the warned area.

The heavy rainfall from the past week has caused area lakes... small
creeks and streams... low water crossings and low lying areas as well
as the major rivers to flood. This flooding will likely continue for
much of this week. Area lakes are near or slightly over full
capacity. High releases are required and this may flood the
downstream river. Also... tributaries that feed into these reservoirs
will also back up and flood until lake levels get under control.
Roads near these lakes may be under water due to flooding from these
lakes... especially Eufaula... Wister... Sardis and Hugo.

* Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause flooding to occur.
Some locations that could experience flooding include... Antlers...
Bentonville... Berryville... Cedarville... Charleston... Clayton...
Eufaula... Eureka Springs... Fayetteville... Fort Smith... Hugo...
Huntsville... Jay... McAlester... Miami... Mountainburg... Muskogee...
Natural Dam... Ozark... Poteau... Pryor... Rogers... Sallisaw... Siloam
Springs... Springdale... Stigler... Stilwell... Tahlequah... Van Buren
and Vinita.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the Road to
unknown depths. It only takes two feet of rushing water to carry away
most sport utility vehicles and pickups. Take a different Route to
reach your destination or wait until the water recedes. Remember...
most flood related deaths occur in automobiles.


Lat... Lon 3386 9581 3416 9598 3417 9578 3459 9568
      3468 9610 3528 9599 3529 9616 3598 9569
      3701 9540 3700 9462 3651 9461 3650 9330
      3612 9329 3577 9351 3576 9369 3538 9370
      3492 9444 3451 9446 3450 9504 3393 9516


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