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Flood Statement

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WGUS85 KBYZ 270218
FLSBYZ

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
818 PM MDT TUE MAY 26 2015

WYC033-282030-
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SHERIDAN WY-
818 PM MDT TUE MAY 26 2015

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 230 PM MDT THURSDAY FOR
SOUTHEASTERN SHERIDAN COUNTY...

SIGNIFICANT FLOODING IS EXPECTED ALL ALONG THE POWDER RIVER IN 
SOUTHEASTERN SHERIDAN COUNTY THROUGH THURSDAY. BASED ON THE LATEST 
INFORMATION...THE RIVER IS NOW EXPECTED TO CREST BETWEEN 10 AND 12 
FEET AT ARVADA WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THIS IS A BIT LOWER THAN EARLIER 
FORECAST BECAUSE MORE WATER LEFT THE RIVER CHANNEL UPSTREAM OF 
SHERIDAN COUNTY THAN ORIGINALLY ANTICIPATED.

THE RIVER WILL STILL BE HIGHER THAN IT HAS IN MANY YEARS. EXPECT IT 
TO SPILL OUT OF ITS BANKS IN PLACES...FLOODING FARMLAND AND POSSIBLY 
CAUSING PROPERTY DAMAGE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE CATTLE AND FARM EQUIPMENT TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY. PREPARE 
FOR RAPIDLY RISING WATER AND FLOODING NEAR THE POWDER RIVER. DO NOT 
ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

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LAT...LON 4473 10615 4488 10610 4495 10603 4486 10602
      4476 10605 4456 10606 4456 10617

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CJS


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