287  
WGUS83 KGRR 281546  
FLSGRR  
 
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI  
1146 AM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016  
 
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN SOUTHWEST  
LOWER MICHIGAN...  
 
PORTAGE RIVER NEAR VICKSBURG AFFECTING KALAMAZOO COUNTY  
 
.ABOUT ONE HALF INCH OF RAIN FELL YESTERDAY IN THE PORTAGE RIVER BASIN.  
IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE RIVER WILL RISE ABOVE MINOR FLOOD STAGE AS A  
RESULT. THE FLOOD WARNING WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE RIVER IS VERFIED TO  
HAVE FALLEN BELOW FLOOD STAGE. THE FOLLOWING FORECAST IS BASED ON  
OBSERVED AND FORECAST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
SAFETY MESSAGE...MOTORISTS SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE AROUND  
BARRICADES OR DRIVE CARS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS.  
 
STAY TUNED TO FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS BY LISTENING TO YOUR LOCAL  
RADIO... TELEVISION... OR NOAA WEATHER RADIO STATION FOR FURTHER  
INFORMATION.  
 
ADDITIONAL WEATHER AND RIVER INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON OUR HOMEPAGE  
AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GRR  
 

 
 
MIC077-291746-  
/O.EXT.KGRR.FL.W.0008.000000T0000Z-160829T1800Z/  
/VCKM4.1.ER.160815T2150Z.160818T0010Z.160829T0000Z.UU/  
1146 AM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE PORTAGE RIVER NEAR VICKSBURG.  
* UNTIL MONDAY AFTERNOON.  
* AT 7:00 AM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 5.0 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 5.0 FEET.  
* FORECAST, THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE TO JUST ABOVE FLOOD STAGE  
THIS AFTERNOON.  
* IMPACT, AT 5.0 FEET...EXPECT OVERFLOWS INTO WOODED AREAS AND  
FARMLAND ADJACENT TO THE RIVER.  
* FLOOD HISTORY, THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 5.0 FEET  
ON APR 20 2013.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4208 8547 4211 8544 4216 8544 4215 8548  
4211 8553 4208 8552  
 

 
 
NC/CAS  
 
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