457  
WGUS41 KBOX 182127  
FLWBOX  
 
BULLETIN...IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA  
427 PM EST THU JAN 18 2018  
 
...OBSERVED FLOODING CHANGED FROM MINOR TO MODERATE SEVERITY FOR THE  
FOLLOWING RIVERS IN CONNECTICUT...  
CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MIDDLE HADDAM AFFECTING MIDDLESEX COUNTY  
 
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING DRY CONDITIONS THROUGH THIS WEEKEND. RIVER  
LEVELS WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY RECEDE OVER THE NEXT 24 TO 48 HOURS.  
THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MIDDLE HADDAM CONTINUES TO BE ABOVE FLOOD  
STAGE DUE TO AN ICE JAM.  
 
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.  
 

 
 
CTC007-192128-  
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427 PM EST THU JAN 18 2018  
   
..OBSERVED FLOODING INCREASED FROM MINOR TO MODERATE SEVERITY
 
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT MIDDLE HADDAM.  
* AT 2:10 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.1 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 7.0 FEET.  
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE TO MINOR FLOODING IS  
FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL GRADUALLY FALL TO A STAGE OF 10.0 FEET  
BY TOMORROW MORNING.  
* IMPACT...AT 11.5 FEET...FLOODING WILL LIKELY RESULT IN THE  
EVACUATION OF LOW LYING AREAS ALONG RIVER ROAD IN CROMWELL AND  
MEADOW ROAD IN PORTLAND. FLOODING WILL OCCUR IN THE HARBOR PARK  
AREA. FLOODING INCREASES IN SURROUNDING TOWNS ALONG THE RIVER, FROM  
MIDDLETOWN AND PORTLAND TO THE RIVER MOUTH AT OLD SAYBROOK.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4164 7269 4164 7258 4129 7225 4126 7239  
4141 7251 4156 7270  
 

 
 
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