Flash Floods in Mid-Missouri

6 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Monday, April 30 2012 Apr 30, 2012 Monday, April 30, 2012 12:51:00 AM CDT April 30, 2012 in News
By: KOMU 8 staff

COLUMBIA - The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Southern Boone county until 7 a.m. Monday.

Dopler radar continued to indicate thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall across the warned area. Several rounds of heavy rainfall have led to some locations across Southern Boone county receiving rainfall amounts of 4 to 6 inches the past two days.

Runoff from this excessive rainfall is causing flash flooding to occur. Some locations that will experience flooding include Ashland, Columbia, Midway and Rocheport. 

 Six inches of fast moving water is now flowing across highway 63 north of ashland. Other small streams and creeks are flooding low lying areas.

A flash flood warning means that flash flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warning area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. Do not attempt to cross swiftly flowing waters or waters of unknown depth by foot or by automobile.

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