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Flash Flood Warning


Event Extended (Time) Expired

Start Time

Fri 05/26/2023 09:07 AM EDT

End Time

Fri 05/26/2023 02:15 PM EDT





Flash floodobserved
Flash flood damage threatcatastrophic

Locations Affected

Palisade, NE ∙ Stratton, NE

Full Alert Message

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED Flash Flood Warning National Weather Service Goodland KS 807 AM CDT Fri May 26 2023 ...FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR NORTHWEST HITCHCOCK COUNTY, INCLUDING THE TOWN OF STRATTON INCLUDING THE REPUBLICAN RIVER... The National Weather Service in Goodland has extended the * Flash Flood Warning for... Northwestern Hitchcock County in southwestern Nebraska... * Until 115 PM CDT. * At 807 AM CDT, local law enforcement reported thunderstorms producing heavy rain in Water rescues are occurring in the town of Stratton. Between 5 and 10 inches of rain have fallen. The expected rainfall rate is 1 to 2 inches in 1 hour. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. This is a FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY for Northwest Hitchcock County, including the town of Stratton including the Republican River. This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW! HAZARD...Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms producing flash flooding. SOURCE...Law enforcement reported. IMPACT...This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW! Life threatening flash flooding of low water crossings, small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses. * Some locations that will experience flash flooding include... Palisade and Stratton. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Move to higher ground now! This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order. Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life. Be aware of your surroundings and do not drive on flooded roads. Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become unstable and unsafe. In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an alternate route. Please report observed flooding to local emergency services or law enforcement and request they pass this information to the National Weather Service when you can do so safely. && LAT...LON 4012 10132 4035 10132 4035 10110 4012 10117 FLASH FLOOD...OBSERVED FLASH FLOOD DAMAGE THREAT...CATASTROPHIC EXPECTED RAINFALL RATE...1-2 INCHES IN 1 HOUR