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BULLETIN...IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
146 PM EDT TUE APR 21 2015



...The National Weather Service in Taunton, MA has issued a Flood
Warning for the following rivers in Connecticut...

  Connecticut River At Hartford affecting Hartford and Middlesex
  Counties

A combination of runoff from recent rains and snow melt across
Northern New England making its way downstream will cause the
Connecticut River at Hartford to rise above flood stage by Wednesday
afternoon.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety Message...A Flood Statement providing the latest information
in this flood event will be issued within the next 8 hours, or
earlier if needed.

Safety Message...Do not allow children to play near swollen rivers,
streams or culverts. Swiftly moving water can pose an imminent threat
to life.

&&

CTC003-007-220546-
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/HFDC3.1.ER.150422T1900Z.150423T0500Z.150424T0100Z.NO/
146 PM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

The National Weather Service in Taunton, MA has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  The Connecticut River At Hartford.
* from Wednesday afternoon to late Thursday night...or until the
  warning is cancelled.
* At  1:31 PM Tuesday the stage was 15.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 16.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by tomorrow afternoon and
  continue to rise to near 16.2 feet by early Thursday morning. The
  river will fall below flood stage by Thursday before midnight.
* Impact...At 16.0 feet...Minor flooding is expected in several low
  lying areas outside levee protection in Hartford, as well as
  downstream through Wethersfield and Glastonbury. Further downstream
  flooding is likely in the vicinity of Meadow Road, Route 17A, in
  the Gildersleeve section of Portland. A portion of this roadway
  will likely be closed. This includes the Exchange Club of Portland
  Fairgrounds. Boating interests should prepare for a period of swift
  river flows during this period.

&&

LAT...LON 4163 7270 4180 7273 4180 7259 4164 7258
      4163 7263 4164 7263

$$

KAB



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