Rockford Scanner™: Flash Flood Warning Has Been Issued




 

 

 

 

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville Il
554 PM CDT TUE JUN 26 2018

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Eastern Winnebago County in north central Illinois…

* Until 945 PM CDT

* At 552 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain moving slowly across the warned area. Up to one and a
half inches of rain have already fallen over parts of Winnebago
County earlier, which caused rapid minor flooding in Rockford
earlier. Given the saturated ground conditions from the past few
weeks, flash flooding is expected to begin shortly, especially in
the Rockford metro.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park, South Beloit, Rockton,
Rockford Airport, Roscoe, Cherry Valley, Winnebago, Davis Junction
and New Millford.

Including the following interstates…
I-39 between mile markers 115 and 123.
I-90 between mile markers 1 and 2, and between mile markers 61 and
76.

This includes… Rock Cut State Park, Rock Valley College, Rockford
Aviators Baseball, and Rockford Speedway.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

Keep children away from storm drains, culverts, creeks and streams.
Water levels can rise rapidly and sweep children away.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as
well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.