Flood Warning Continues for Clarion River

COOKSBURG, Pa. – A flood warning has been issued for Clarion River affecting Clarion, Forest, and Jefferson Counties.

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh issued the following Flood Statement at 7:34 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2014:

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
734 PM EDT WED MAY 21 2014

…THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN PENNSYLVANIA…

CLARION RIVER AT COOKSBURG AFFECTING CLARION…FOREST AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES

HEAVY RAINS OF BETWEEN 3 AND 4 INCHES IN THE HEADWATERS OF THE CLARION RIVER OVERNIGHT IS CAUSING A RAPID RISE DOWNSTREAM OF
NEARLY 11 FEET ON THE CLARION RIVER AND CAUSE MAJOR FLOOD STAGE TO BE REACHED AT COOKSBURG.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SAFETY MESSAGE…DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. THE WATER MAY BE DEEPER THAN IT APPEARS. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR LATER DEVELOPMENTS.

734 PM EDT WED MAY 21 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE CLARION RIVER AT COOKSBURG.

* UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING…OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT 7:00 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 17.5 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 13.0 FEET.
* MAJOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST…THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 17.9 FEET BY THIS EVENING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE EARLY TOMORROW.
* IMPACT…AT 18.5 FEET…THE POST OFFICE FLOODS.


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