The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flood watch for Nodaway; Worth; Gentry; Atchison; Holt; Harrison; Doniphan; Atchison; Andrew starting on 10/8/2018 5:00:00 AM. NSW thinks it is ‘possible’ the event will happen and the event is categorized as ‘severe.’
The best action to take according to NWS is to prepare for the event. A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.
Here is the full alert from The National Weather Service
Moderate to heavy rain that spread across eastern Kansas and western Missouri overnight and has already resulted in some areas getting 2 to 3 inches –or more– of rain. And, while the focus for the rain will move into far northwest Missouri this afternoon, already wet conditions farther south across the KC metro will leave areas of eastern Kansas and west central Missouri prone to flooding this morning if any more moderate or heavy rain storms move through. Therefore, we will extend the flash flood watch for areas around the KC metro south for a few hours this morning. Otherwise, with the focus for rain shifting into northwest Missouri today, a flood watch has been issued for areas generally north and west of I-35 for today through Tuesday. This more general flood watch may need expanding south and east depending on the specifics of where the heavier bands of rain set up later tonight. The National Weather Service in Kansas City/Pleasant Hill has issued a
- Flood Watch for portions of northeast Kansas and Missouri,
including the following areas, in northeast Kansas, Atchison
KS and Doniphan. In Missouri, Andrew, Atchison MO, Gentry,
Harrison, Holt, Nodaway, and Worth.
- From 7 AM CDT this morning through Wednesday morning
- Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected to produce 2 to 4 inches
of rainfall over the next 48 hours in an area that has already
received lots of rain. Local rivers, streams, and creeks, are
already beginning to flood.
- These storms may cause flooding along area creeks, streams,
and rivers, low water crossings, and other flood prone areas
in far northwest Missouri. Flash flooding over more urban
areas is also possible with the expected rainfall totals.