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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Warning
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
1038 AM EST Fri Feb 8 2019

...The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a flood
warning for the following rivers in Southwest Lower Michigan...

  Grand River Near Comstock Park affecting Kent County
  Grand River At Robinson Township affecting Ottawa County

.Recent rounds of heavy rainfall have combined with the huge snowmelt
from last weekend to bring portions of the Grand River to just above
flood stage. The most vulnerable neighborhoods along the river will
see minor flooding as the river rises a few more inches and then stays
high through the weekend. No widespread flooding is expected along the
Grand River.

The ice has not broken up, and there are no known ice jams. The
following forecast is based on observed and forecast 48 hour
precipitation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...Even 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock
you off your feet... and a depth of 2 feet will float your car.
Never try to walk... swim... or drive through such swift water.  If
you come upon flood waters... stop... turn around and go another way.

This warning will be in effect until the river falls below its flood
stage.

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

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MIC081-091737-
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/CMPM4.1.IC.190208T1800Z.190209T0600Z.190211T0000Z.NO/
1038 AM EST Fri Feb 8 2019

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  the Grand River Near Comstock Park.
* until Monday evening.
* At  7:00 AM Friday the stage was 11.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Minor Flooding is forecast.
* Impact, at 12.0 feet...Expect minor flooding of homes along
  Abrigador Trail, Riverbank Avenue, and Konkle Drive.
* Flood history, this crest compares to a previous crest of 12.2 feet
  on Mar 1 2001.

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LAT...LON 4298 8572 4308 8570 4309 8557 4302 8559
      4303 8562 4297 8563

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/RBNM4.1.IC.190208T1335Z.190209T0600Z.190211T1800Z.NO/
1038 AM EST Fri Feb 8 2019

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  the Grand River At Robinson Township.
* until Tuesday afternoon.
* At  8:35 AM Friday the stage was 13.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 13.3 feet.
* Minor Flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Impact, at 13.6 feet...Eastern edge of Vanlopik and the western
  edge of Limberlost Roads begin to flood. Flooding begins to occur
  in low lying areas in Deer Creek Park.
* Flood history, this crest compares to a previous crest of 13.6 feet
  on Mar 14 2009.

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LAT...LON 4307 8610 4304 8591 4297 8583 4291 8589
      4297 8595 4300 8610

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