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Posted on: April 21, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Flash Flood Warning for Jasper County

913 AM CDT FRI APR 21 2017

The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  Cherokee County in southeastern Kansas...  Jasper County in southwestern Missouri...

* Until 915 PM CDT Friday

* At 911 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the warned
  area. Up to three inches of rain has already fallen. Flash   flooding is already occurring.  Additional moderate to heavy rain
  is moving in from the west, and will cause widespread flash   flooding to occur over Cherokee and Jasper counties.  

* Creeks, streams, and low water crossings will be especially
  susceptible to the dangers of flash flooding.  Locations in the warning include...
  Joplin...                         Carthage...  Webb City...                      Carl Junction...
  Baxter Springs...                 Columbus...  Galena...                         Oronogo...
  Carterville...                    Duquesne...  Sarcoxie...                       Duenweg...
  Jasper...                         Cherokee...  Airport Drive...                  Weir...
  Lowell...                         Alba...  Sherman...                        Scammon...

This warning includes but is not limited to the following low water
crossings...North Main and Murphy Boulevard In Joplin...
Highway 37 at The Spring River southwest of Avilla...Highway 7 at Little Cherry Creek north of Columbus...
Route JJ at Center Creek southeast of Carl Junction...and Route F, 3 miles northeast of Reeds.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate
precautions to protect life and property.

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