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Flood Warning Issued for South Sulphur River

This graphic warns about driving around barricades during a flood, and encourages people to be safe. The text reads as follows: "Please do not drive around barricades. Be safe." Created by Loretta Kuo. Original photo by Steve Zumwalt/FEMA. Location: West Alton, Mo., June 6, 2013 -- Missouri Route 94 flooded.

This graphic warns about driving around barricades during a flood, and encourages people to be safe. The text reads as follows: “Please do not drive around barricades. Be safe.”

A flood warning for the South Sulphur River between Delta and Hopkins Counties will be in effect from 3 a.m. Wednesday morning until 4 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. the river was at 14.63 feet. Flood stage is 16 feet. The river is forecast to rise above flood stage Wednesday after midnight and continue to rise to a crest near 17.5 feet by Wednesday afternoon. The river should fall below flood stage by Thursday after midnight.

The warning is being issued based on heavy rainfall expected to move across the area tonight.

Author: Staff Reporter

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