Flash Flood Warning Until 2 PM For Southern Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
558 AM CDT THU APR 18 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
GRUNDY COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS…
KANKAKEE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS…
LAKE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST INDIANA…
LIVINGSTON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS…
NORTHERN FORD COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS…
NORTHERN IROQUOIS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS…
SOUTHEASTERN COOK COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS…
SOUTHERN LA SALLE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS…
SOUTHWESTERN PORTER COUNTY IN NORTHWEST INDIANA…
WILL COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS…

* UNTIL 200 PM CDT THURSDAY

* AT 554 AM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS MOVING INTO WESTERN LA SALLE AND
LIVINGSTON COUNTIES MOVING NORTHEAST WITH A LARGE AREA OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS TRAINING BEHIND IT. THIS INITIAL BAND OF STORMS
WILL LIKELY BRING RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF AROUND 1 INCH IN ABOUT AN
HOURS TIME. STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE WARNED AREA
THROUGH AT LEAST MID MORNING WHICH MAY RESULT IN 2 TO POSSIBLY 3
ADDITIONAL INCHES OF RAIN.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…BLUE
ISLAND…BOURBONNAIS…BRADLEY…BURNHAM…CALUMET CITY…CEDAR
LAKE…CHANNAHON…CHICAGO HEIGHTS…CROWN POINT…DOLTON…
DWIGHT…EAST CHICAGO…FAIRBURY…FLOSSMOOR AND FRANKFORT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS…HIGHWAYS…VIADUCTS…AND UNDERPASSES.
ADDITIONALLY…COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF
CREEKS…STREAMS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.


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