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River Flood Warning
Issued: 2:57 AM Jul. 15, 2024 – National Weather Service
...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL SUNDAY, JULY 21...

* WHAT...Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.

* WHERE...Mississippi River at Chester.

* WHEN...Until Sunday, July 21.

* IMPACTS...At 31.5 feet, In Perry County, Highway E is closed
between County Road 322 and Levee Road (County Road 354) at Bois
Brule Creek.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
- At 9:30 PM CDT Sunday the stage was 30.2 feet.
- Recent Activity...The maximum river stage in the 24 hours
ending at 9:30 PM CDT Sunday was 31.9 feet.
- Forecast...The river is expected to rise to a crest of 30.4
feet just after midnight tonight. It will then fall below
flood stage Friday evening.
- Flood stage is 27.0 feet.



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Fld   Observed  Forecasts (7:00 am)
Location           Stg    Stage    Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri   Sat

Mississippi River
Chester          27.0    30.2    29.1  28.4  28.0  27.5  26.5



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Heat Advisory
Issued: 8:15 PM Jul. 14, 2024 – National Weather Service
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT MONDAY...

* WHAT...Heat index values up to 109.

* WHERE...Portions of south central, southwest, and west central
Illinois and central, east central, northeast, and southeast
Missouri.

* WHEN...Until 8 PM CDT Monday.

* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat
illnesses.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of
the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and
pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any
circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time
outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early
morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion
and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest
breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is
an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

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