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Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:54 PM CDT on July 06, 2015

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on July 08, 2015


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

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Illinois and Missouri... including the following
counties... in Illinois... Adams IL... Brown IL... Calhoun IL...
Greene IL... Jersey IL... Macoupin IL... Madison IL... Monroe IL...
Pike IL and St. Clair IL. In Missouri... Audrain MO... Boone
MO... Callaway MO... Cole MO... Crawford MO... Franklin MO...
Gasconade MO... Jefferson MO... Knox MO... Lewis MO... Lincoln
MO... Marion MO... Moniteau MO... Monroe MO... Montgomery MO...
Osage MO... Pike MO... Ralls MO... Shelby MO... St. Charles MO...
St. Louis city MO... St. Louis MO... Warren MO and Washington MO.

* From 7 PM CDT this evening through Wednesday evening

* several rounds of thunderstorms will bring heavy rainfall and
the potential of flash flooding to the region tonight through
Wednesday. Widespread two day rainfall totals of 2 to 4
inches are likely... with localized amounts exceeding 5
inches.

* Heavy rainfall will result in flooding of low lying or poor
drainage areas... and ultimately dangerous flash flooding on
smaller creeks and streams. Significant rises on larger
streams and rivers will also be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that flash flooding is possible but not
imminent in the watch area. People in the watch area should be
aware of the possibility of heavy rainfall and flash flooding.
Check your preparedness requirements... especially if you live in
flood prone areas. Stay informed... and be ready for quick action
if flooding is observed or if a Flash Flood Warning is issued.



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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 3:36 PM CDT on July 06, 2015


... Safety rules for severe thunderstorms...

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by the National
Weather Service. In the interest of public safety, the
following safety rules are provided. Public and commercial
broadcast stations serving the affected area are asked to
broadcast these safety measures frequently while the watch is
in effect.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for
the development of severe thunderstorms in and close to the
watch area. If you are in the watch area, keep up to date of
the latest weather information. These storms can develop
rapidly so there may be occasions when advance warning is not
possible.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means a severe thunderstorm has
been observed or indicated on radar. If you are in the path
or near the storm, take immediate actions to protect life and
property. Follow these safety rules:

(1) in open country, you should seek shelter and avoid trees
which can be targets for lightning. If there is no shelter,
go to a ditch or culvert but beware of rising water which can
cause flooding.

(2) when indoors, stay away from outside walls and windows
and go to an interior room on the lowest level. Avoid using
electrical appliances while the storm is nearby.

(3) in Mobile homes, you should leave and seek nearby safe
shelter.

(4) if swimming or on a boat, you should get to shore as
quickly as possible and find shelter.

A thunderstorm is considered severe when it contains one inch
or larger diameter size hail and/or wind gusts of 58 miles an
hour or greater. A severe thunderstorm can also produce deadly
lightning and very heavy rain which can lead to flash flooding.

Remember, with any severe thunderstorm there is always the
possibility of tornadoes.


Weather Severe Map
Alaska - Dense Smoke Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Arizona - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flood Advisory , Record Report
California - Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
Colorado - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Delaware - Areal Flood Advisory
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Georgia - Areal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Guam - High Surf Advisory
Hawaii - Record Report
Idaho - Fire Weather Watch
Illinois - Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Beach Hazard Statement , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Flood Warning , Beach Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Flash Flood Warning , Special Statement
Kansas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning, Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Special Weather Statement , Record Report
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Record Report
Maryland - Flash Flood Warning
Michigan - Beach Hazard Statement
Minnesota - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Record Report
Missouri - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flood Warning, Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Montana - Fire Weather Watch , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Nebraska - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Record Report
New Jersey - Special Statement
New Mexico - Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Record Report
Oregon - Heat Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
Pennsylvania - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
South Carolina - Areal Flood Advisory
South Dakota - Flood Warning
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Hydrologic Statement , Public Information Statement
Texas - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Special Weather Statement , Special Statement , Record Report
Utah - Flash Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Virginia - Special Statement , Special Weather Statement
Washington - Heat Advisory , Fire Weather Watch , Record Report
West Virginia - Special Statement
Wisconsin - Special Weather Statement , Special Statement , Special Statement, Beach Hazard Statement , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Wyoming - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report