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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 8:00 AM CST on March 05, 2015


... March 1 through March 7 is severe weather preparedness week
in Illinois... todays subject... flash flood safety.

A flash flood is a rapid rise in creeks and streams... or serious
urban flooding... caused by heavy rain from thunderstorms... which
poses a threat to life and property. Floods and flash floods kill
more people nationwide than any other storm hazard... in most years.
In Illinois... most flash floods occur in July and August... and they
often occur at night.

About half of all flash flood related deaths occur in vehicles. Dont
drive through flooded roads... especially if the water is moving
rapidly. Flooded or washed out roads are especially difficult to see
at night. Remember... if you encounter a flooded Road... turn around...
dont drown.

Do not let children play near storm drains... creeks or flooded
areas.

If you live near a creek or stream... evacuate to higher ground if
water rises rapidly or if a Flash Flood Warning is issued.

Urban flooding is also potentially dangerous. Heavy rain that
results in flooding of streets... viaducts and underpasses in an
urban area can pose a threat to motorists. Heavy rain can also
result in flooded basements... ponding of water in low spots and
rapid flooding of drainage ditches and storm sewer systems.

March 15 through 21 is National flood safety awareness week. For
more information... visit www.Floodsafety.NOAA.Gov.


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Alaska - Winter Storm Watch , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Wind Chill Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Delaware - Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
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Florida - Wind Advisory
Georgia - Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Illinois - Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Record Report , Public Information Statement
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Kentucky - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
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Michigan - Record Report
Minnesota - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Wind Chill Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Missouri - Flood Warning , Wind Chill Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
New Jersey - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
New York - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , High Surf Advisory , Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
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Tennessee - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Flood Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Hydrologic Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
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Washington - Record Report , Public Information Statement
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