Crawford Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Statement as of 8:35 PM CDT on June 01, 2015

... Flood Warning extended until Tuesday evening...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Lee Creek near Van Buren.
* Until Tuesday evening, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 7:21 PM Monday, the stage was 403.90 feet.
* Flood stage is 401.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring but the river is falling.
* Forecast... the Lee Creek near Van Buren will continue falling to
below flood stage by early Tuesday afternoon.
* Impact... at 404.0 feet, tailwater park is inundated. Some permanent
structures in the park are flooded. A recreational vehicle
campground near Rena Road may be flooded.


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834 PM CDT Mon Jun 1 2015

... This is a dangerous and life threatening situation...

the Flood Warning continues for
the Arkansas River at Van Buren.
* Until further notice.
* At 8:00 PM Monday, the stage was 32.01 feet.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring but the river is falling.
* Forecast... the Arkansas River at Van Buren will continue falling but
will remain above 23.2 feet through Saturday morning.
* Impact... at 33.0 feet, damaging flooding occurs along the Arkansas
River floodplain from Moffett, Oklahoma downstream to lock and dam
13. The port of Fort Smith and nearby businesses are flooded.
Backwater flooding occurs in the trailer Parks next to Lee Creek.
Some residential subdivisions around Fort Smith are flooded. This
is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.


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659 am CDT Mon Jun 1 2015

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
Adair County in northeast Oklahoma...
Benton County in northwest Arkansas...
Carroll County in northwest Arkansas...
Cherokee County in east central Oklahoma...
Choctaw County in southeast Oklahoma...
Craig County in northeast Oklahoma...
Crawford County in northwest Arkansas...
Delaware County in northeast Oklahoma...
eastern Okfuskee County in east central Oklahoma...
eastern Tulsa County in northeast Oklahoma...
Franklin County in west central Arkansas...
Haskell County in southeast Oklahoma...
Latimer County in southeast Oklahoma...
Le Flore County in southeast Oklahoma...
Madison County in northwest Arkansas...
Mayes County in northeast Oklahoma...
McIntosh County in southeast Oklahoma...
Muskogee County in east central Oklahoma...
Nowata County in northeast Oklahoma...
Okmulgee County in northeast Oklahoma...
Ottawa County in northeast Oklahoma...
Pittsburg County in southeast Oklahoma...
Pushmataha County in southeast Oklahoma...
Rogers County in northeast Oklahoma...
Sebastian County in west central Arkansas...
Sequoyah County in east central Oklahoma...
Wagoner County in northeast Oklahoma...
Washington County in northwest Arkansas...

* until 900 am CDT Tuesday

* the heavy rainfall from the past week has caused area
lakes... small creeks and streams... low water crossings and low lying
areas as well as the main Stem rivers to flood. This flooding will
likely continue for much of this week. Area lakes are near or over
full capacity. High releases are required and this may flood the
downstream river. Also... tributaries that feed into these reservoirs
will also back up and flood until lake levels get under control.
Roads near the lakes and main Stem rivers may be under water due to
flooding... especially near lakes Eufaula... Wister... Sardis and Hugo.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the Road to
unknown depths. It only takes two feet of rushing water to carry away
most sport utility vehicles and pickups. Take a different Route to
reach your destination or wait until the water recedes. Remember...
most flood related deaths occur in automobiles.

Low water crossings in hilly terrain are especially dangerous in
heavy rain. Do not attempt to travel across flooded roads. Find
alternate routes. It only takes a few inches of swiftly flowing water
to carry vehicles away.


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