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Cherokee County Emergency Management
Monday June 17th, 2019 :: 08:20 a.m. CDT

Advisory

Flash Flood Watch until 01:00AM Tuesday

An very slow moving upper level disturbance will continue to interact with a very moist atmosphere today to produce showers and thunderstorms with very heavy rain rates. The slow movement of the storms and high rain rates will likely lead to some flash flooding through the evening. The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of southeast Kansas and Missouri, including the following areas, in southeast Kansas, Bourbon, Cherokee, and Crawford. In Missouri, Barry, Barton, Benton, Camden, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, Maries, McDonald, Miller, Morgan, Newton, Ozark, Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Webster, and Wright.

* Through late tonight

* High rain rates and slow moving storms on top of already nearly saturated ground will lead to some flash flooding today and this evening.

* Flooding will be most likely where slow moving storms train across the same locations, especially in low lying areas and near creeks, streams and rivers in the area.

* AFFECTED AREAS: NEWTON ... MARIES ... OZARK ... LACLEDE ... BOURBON ... CAMDEN ... HICKORY ... JASPER ... DENT ... VERNON ... CHRISTIAN ... PHELPS ... MILLER ... WEBSTER ... DADE ... BENTON ... STONE ... CEDAR ... TEXAS ... DALLAS ... MCDONALD ... DOUGLAS ... LAWRENCE ... ST. CLAIR ... CRAWFORD ... TANEY ... PULASKI ... BARRY ... WRIGHT ... BARTON ... POLK ... CHEROKEE ... MORGAN ... GREENE

Instructions:

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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Address/Location
Cherokee County Emergency Management
110 West Maple Street
Columbus, KS 66725

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 620-429-1857

Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Watch

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