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[JUNE 15, 2004]  The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a flash flood warning for Logan County until 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.

At 9:16 a.m., National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated very heavy rain has fallen across Logan County, especially in Mount Pulaski, where roads are flooded.

Thunderstorms with excessive rainfall will continue across southeastern Logan County. Rainfall amounts will likely range from 1 to 2 inches per hour. These rainfall amounts will likely produce flash flooding.

A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If in a flood-prone area, move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along creeks and streams are especially vulnerable to the effects of flash flooding. Do not attempt to cross flooded areas by foot or automobile.

 

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Most deaths in flash flooding occur in automobiles. Do not drive your vehicle into areas in which water covers the roadway. It takes only a foot or two of water to wash most vehicles away. Vehicles caught in rising waters should be abandoned quickly.

Report flash flooding to your local ESDA or the nearest law enforcement agency for relay to the National Weather Service. Watch for later weather statements.

[News release distributed at 9:36 a.m.]

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