FLASH FLOOD WARNING - SATURDAY, NOV. 28

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FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
450 PM CST SAT NOV 28 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
THE OUACHITA RIVER BELOW REMMEL DAM IN...
EASTERN HOT SPRING COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN ARKANSAS...

* UNTIL 745 PM CST

* AT 446 PM CST...DAM OPERATORS REPORTED CONTINUED RELEASES AT
REMMEL DAM ON THE OUACHITA RIVER.

* THE NEAREST DOWNSTREAM TOWN IS ROCKPORT...LOCATED ABOUT 4 MILES
FROM THE DAM. LOCATIONS ALSO INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO AREAS
ALONG THE OUACHITA RIVER NEAR OAK GROVE...MIDWAY...FRIENDSHIP AND
JONES MILL.

THIS IS A ROUTINE HIGH WATER EVENT WHICH WILL RESULT IN LOWLAND
FLOODING ALONG THE OUACHITA RIVER IN HOT SPRING COUNTY. THE CURRENT
FLOW RATE FROM REMMEL DAM AT 445 PM IS 41 THOUSAND CUBIC FEET PER
SECOND. INITIAL IMPACTS FROM REMMEL DAM RELEASES WILL REACH THE
BRIDGE ON INTERSTATE 30 NEAR MALVERN WITHIN 1 TO 2 HOURS...WITH
MAXIMUM IMPACTS OCCURRING WITHIN THE NEXT 2 TO 3 HOURS. INITIAL
IMPACTS WILL REACH DONALDSON WITHIN THE NEXT 3 TO 6 HOURS...WITH THE
MAXIMUM IMPACTS OCCURRING WITHIN THE NEXT 6 TO 8 HOURS. IMPACTS WILL
REACH FRIENDSHIP IN ABOUT 10 TO 12 HOURS. LIVESTOCK AND PROPERTY
SHOULD BE MOVED OUT OF THE FLOODPLAIN. FLOODED ROADWAYS SHOULD BE
AVOIDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU ARE IN LOW LYING AREAS BELOW THE REMMEL DAM YOU SHOULD MOVE TO
HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY.

TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

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