Latest on the Flood Warning

April 22nd, 2013 at 11:25 am by under Weather, WTHI Blog

Straight from the National Weather Service regarding the Flood Warning throughout Vigo County…

PAY CLOSE ATTENTION IF YOU’RE IN SOUTHWESTERN VIGO COUNTY INCLUDING VILLAGES OF HUTTON AND VIGO.

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
923 AM EDT MON APR 22 2013

VIGO-
923 AM EDT MON APR 22 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR RAPID RIVER RISES AND AN OVERTOPPING LEVEE IN...
  SOUTHWESTERN VIGO COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA...

* UNTIL 900 PM EDT TUESDAY

* AT 914 AM EDT...THE PUBLIC REPORTED A FEW FEET OF SWIFTLY MOVING
  WATER OVER ROADS NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF ROBERTSON
  ROAD...CANTRELL DRIVE AND ARBUCKLE PLACE NEAR WHERE THE HONEY
  CREEK LEVEE AND GREENFIELD BAYOU JOIN. THIS MAY BE DUE TO A
  POSSIBLE BREACH OF THE SOUTH END OF THE HONEY CREEK LEVEE. SHOULD
  A BREACH OF THE LEVEE BE CONFIRMED OR FLOODING WORSENS...THIS
  WARNING MAY BE UPGRADED TO A FLASH FLOOD WARNING.

* FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR OVER MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF
  SOUTHWESTERN VIGO COUNTY...INCLUDING THE VILLAGES OF HUTTON AND
  VIGO.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STREAMS AND DRAINAGES...WABASH
RIVER...HONEY CREEK...OXENDINE BAYOU...HAYWARD SLOUGH...GREENFIELD
BAYOU AND ASHMORE CREEK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THE WABASH RIVER AT TERRE HAUTE WAS AT A LEVEL OF 27.3 FEET AT 9 AM
EDT. THE RIVER APPEARS TO BE NEARING CREST IN TERRE HAUTE...
ALTHOUGH RIVER LEVELS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO FALL BELOW 27 FEET UNTIL
TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY.

One Response to “Latest on the Flood Warning”

  1. I just like the valuable information you provide in your articles. I will bookmark your weblog and test once more here regularly. I am reasonably certain I’ll be told plenty of new stuff right here! Best of luck for the following!