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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 2:48 PM CDT Mar. 25, 2019 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Jackson has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
northwestern Warren County in west central Mississippi...
northwestern Yazoo County in central Mississippi...
central Issaquena County in west central Mississippi...
southeastern Sharkey County in west central Mississippi...

* until 345 PM CDT Thursday.

* Significant flooding is ongoing in these areas due to rising
backwater from the closure of the Steele bayou gates and excessive
rainfall runoff from areas upstream.

* The gage at Steele bayou was at 97.04 feet as of 1 PM CDT, March
25. It is still expected to reach near 97.50 feet. The extent of
the current flood waters is expected to increase in area until The
Gates of Steele bayou are opened again. This may occur by early
April if no more significant rains fall in the basin.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Valley Park, Redwood, Holly Bluff, Fitler, Eagle Bend, Onward and
Satartia.

* Major thoroughfares such as Highway 61 north and south remain
open, but Highway 465 between Highway 61 and Eagle Lake, Highway
16 between Rolling Fork and Holly Bluff, and several smaller
County roads are closed due to this flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.


Lat... Lon 3255 9109 3249 9099 3255 9108 3262 9100
      3286 9110 3288 9096 3276 9094 3282 9083
      3301 9075 3301 9066 3292 9066 3292 9045
      3274 9056 3272 9050 3265 9056 3264 9067
      3248 9079 3243 9087 3247 9110 3248 9112


Nf/mp


1137 am CDT Mon Mar 25 2019


The Flood Warning continues for
the Yazoo River at Yazoo City
* until further notice.
* At 11:00 am Monday the stage was 35.4 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 29.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue to slowly fall.


              Flood observed forecast 7 am crest
location stg stg day time Tue Wed Thu crest time date

Lower Yazoo River
Yazoo City 29 35.4 Mon 11 am 35.5 35.5 35.4 35.5 01 PM 03/25




Lat... Lon 3262 9073 3285 9055 3302 9051 3301 9033
      3283 9042 3259 9062






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