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Flash Flood Warnings, Several Repts of High Water

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725 AM CDT WED JUN 26 2013 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN... NORTHEASTERN LAKE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST INDIANA... NORTHERN PORTER COUNTY IN NORTHWEST INDIANA... * UNTIL 130 PM CDT WEDNESDAY/230 PM EDT WEDNESDAY/ * AT 722 AM CDT/822 AM EDT/...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. RADAR ESTIMATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL HAS FALLEN IN ABOUT 1 HOUR OVER THE WARNED AREA. * RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...BURNS HARBOR...CHESTERTON...EAST CHICAGO...GARY...HOBART...LAKE STATION...LINCOLN HILLS...PORTAGE...PORTER...SOUTH HAVEN... VALPARAISO...WHEELER...WHITING...BEVERLY SHORES AND NEW CHICAGO.
629 AM CDT WED JUN 26 2013 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... NORTHERN LA PORTE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST INDIANA * UNTIL 1230 PM CDT/130 PM EDT WEDNESDAY/ * AT 625 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE WARNED AREA. RADAR ESTIMATES OVER THE WARNED AREA SO FAR THIS MORNING HAVE GENERALLY RANGED BETWEEN 3 AND 5 INCHES...WITH AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES POSSIBLE THROUGH MID MORNING. * LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO SPRINGVILLE...HESSTON...TRAIL CREEK...POTTAWATTOMIE PARK...MICHIGAN CITY AND LONG BEACH
A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect in Northwest Indiana through this evening. 
National Weather Service Severe Weather Summary Page:  http://forecast.weather.gov/hazards/lot
We are getting several reports of high water in northwest Indiana... including US 20... also along Interstate 94 east of the Burns Harbor exit, construction area, down to two lanes, one caller says water's about a foot deep on the interstate in Portage, Burns Harbor area
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