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FLOOD WARNING FOR SUGAR CREEK

Update: Thursday, Apr 18, 2013

8:32 pm

THE NATL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR

SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD AFFECTING IROQUOIS COUNTY.

APPROXIMATELY TWO & A HALF TO THREE & A HALF INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER THE PAST TWO DAYS ACROSS THE IROQUOIS RIVER BASIN WILL RESULT IN CONTINUED RISES ON THE SUGAR CREEK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

SAFETY MESSAGE.IF YOU ENCOUNTER A FLOODED ROADWAY.TURN AROUND AND FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT WEATHER.GOV/CHICAGO.

807 PM CDT THURSDAY, APR 18 2013

THE NATL WEATHER SVC IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD FROM LATE TONIGHT TO MON MORNING.

* AT 700 PM THUR THE STAGE WAS 14.7 FEET.

* FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET.

* MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.

* FORECAST.RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY EARLY FRIDAY & CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 22.0 FEET BY SATURDAY MORNING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY EARLY MON MORNING.

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Flood Warning Issued: Iroquois, Ford, Livingston, Kankakee Counties

*  Update:  Thursday, Apr 18, 2013            6:10 am

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN HAS ISSUED A FLOOD
WARNING
FOR MOST OF ILLIANA.

EFFECTED AREAS INCLUDE Iroquois, Northern Ford, Livingston, Kankakee, Vermilion,Grundy and LaSalle counties in Illinois. Newton, Benton, Jasper and Porter counties in Indian are included.

AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF HEAVY RAINS ANTICIPATED FOR THE
NEXT 48 HRS WILL RESULT IN FLOODING ALONG THE IROQUOIS, KANKAKEE and VERMILION RIVER.

THE FORECASTS ARE BASED ON OBSERVED PRECIPITATION.SOIL
MOISTURE CONDITIONS.& FORECAST PRECIPITATION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

PERSONS WITH INTERESTS ALONG THIS RIVER NEED TO PREPARE FOR FLOODING. STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER UPDATES ON THIS FLOODING SITUATION.

 

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Weather Alert: Iroquois County

Update:  Wednesday, April 17, 2013   5:30 pm

THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR SUGAR CREEK

HEAVY RAINFALL OF BETWEEN 1 & 2 INCHES IS POSSIBLE IN THE NEXT 24 HRS THAT WILL RESULT IN RISES ON SUGAR CREEK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

SAFETY MESSAGE.IF YOU ENCOUNTER A FLOODED ROADWAY, TURN AROUND AND FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.

5:32 PM CDT WEDNESDAY, APR 17 2013

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THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD

* UNTIL FRIDAY MORNING.

* AT 1100 AM WED THE STAGE WAS 13.8 FEET.

* ACTION STAGE IS 15.0 FEET.

* FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET.

* FORECAST.THE RIVER WILL RISE TO NEAR 15.8 FEET BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

 

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Funeral Service for Watseka Teacher, Coach

A Saturday morning funeral service is scheduled in Watseka for Watseka High School teacher and coach Brent McTaggart.  The 36-year-old product of Watseka High died Tuesday morning at Carle Hospital in Urbana. He was involved in a single-vehicle accident Saturday in Iroquois County.

Saturday's funeral will be at 10:30 am at the Watseka High School Gymnasium.  Visitation is Friday 3-8 pm at Trinity Church on Route 24 East in Watseka.  There's also 1 hour of visitation prior to the service Saturday.

McTaggart was an art teacher and an assistant football coach.  He was a graduate of Watseka High School.

The Watseka Unit Nine School District made counselors available Tuesday to speak with students and staff.

Brent is survived by his wife, Casis, three children, Kennedy, Andrew and Addison.  Also surviving are two brothers, Kirk and Todd and his parents, Paul and Linda McTaggart.

 

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UPDATE: Sugar Creek Flood Advisory

Heightened Public Advisory Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013

THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR SUGAR CREEK SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD… AFFECTING IROQUOIS COUNTY.

SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD IS FORECAST TO RISE ABOVE BANKFULL STAGE DUE TO RAINFALL MONDAY NIGHT & FORECAST RAINFALL OVER THE NEXT 24 HRS. HOWEVER.THE CURRENT FORECAST ONLY ACCOUNTS FOR RAINFALL EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY & NOT THE FORECAST HEAVY RAINFALL IN EXCESS OF 2 INCHES THE REST OF WEDNESAY THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY. IF THESE HEAVY RAINFALL TOTALS ARE ATTAINED, LOCATIONS ALONG SUGAR CREEK WILL LIKELY EXPERIENCE MORE SIGNIFICANT RISES LATE THIS WEEK THAN INDICATED IN THE CURRENT RIVER LEVEL FORECASTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

SAFETY MESSAGE.IF YOU ENCOUNTER A FLOODED ROADWAY.TURN AROUND AND FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.

1153 AM CDT TUE APR 16 2013…..

THE FLOOD ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR SUGAR CREEK AT MILFORD

UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING.

* AT 1100 AM TUES THE STAGE WAS 8.2 FEET.

* ACTION STAGE IS 15.0 FEET.

* FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET.

* FORECAST.THE RIVER WILL RISE TO NEAR 15.2 FEET BY WEDNESDAY EVENING. THE CURRENT FORECAST IS ONLY BASED ON FORECAST RAINFALL THROUGH EARLY WED & DOES NOT INCLUDE THE EXPECTED HEAVY RAINFALL TOTALS IN EXCESS OF TWO INCHES WEDNESDAY THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY.