Porter County Emergency Management Agency

07/07/2019

NWS Alert:

Beach Hazards Statement
Beach Hazards Statement issued July 7 at 5:03PM CDT until July 8 at 5:00AM CDT by NWS Chicago IL
* DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS FROM STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND
STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* LOCATION...Lake Michigan beaches of Lake and Porter counties in
Indiana.

* FORECAST WAVE HEIGHTS...3 to 6 feet.
Life threatening waves and currents are expected at the beaches.
People visiting the beaches should stay out of the water.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in
sandbars. Rip currents can sweep you into deeper water.

Structural currents form along piers where longshore currents and
wave action flow into the structure. Structural currents can
sweep you into deeper water along the pier structure.

Exposed beaches are more likely to experience the most
significant wave and current impacts. Impacts at beaches with
protective breakwalls or jetties will be subject to the
orientation of structures as well as wind and wave direction.
http://www.weather.gov

07/07/2019

NWS Alert:

Beach Hazards Statement
Beach Hazards Statement issued July 7 at 2:21PM CDT until July 8 at 5:00AM CDT by NWS Chicago IL
* LAKE SHORE FLOODING...Northeast winds increasing to 15 to 20 mph
into Sunday night and high wave action combined with near
record high lake levels will be conducive to lakeshore flooding
along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

* DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS FROM STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND
STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* LOCATION...Lake Michigan beaches and shoreline of Lake and
Porter counties in Indiana.

* TIMING...Through 5 PM Sunday for the LAKESHORE FLOOD ADVISORY.

* TIMING...Through 5 AM Monday for the BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT.

* FORECAST WAVE HEIGHTS...3 to 6 feet.

* IMPACTS...Minor flooding is likely in flood prone areas along
the lake.
A Lakeshore Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds will
generate flooding of low areas along the lakeshore.

Life threatening waves and currents are expected at the beaches.
People visiting the beaches should stay out of the water.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in
sandbars. Rip currents can sweep you into deeper water.

Structural currents form along piers where longshore currents and
wave action flow into the structure. Structural currents can
sweep you into deeper water along the pier structure.

Exposed beaches are more likely to experience the most
significant wave and current impacts. Impacts at beaches with
protective breakwalls or jetties will be subject to the
orientation of structures as well as wind and wave direction.
http://www.weather.gov

07/07/2019

NWS Alert:

Beach Hazards Statement
Beach Hazards Statement issued July 7 at 10:22AM CDT until July 7 at 5:00PM CDT by NWS Chicago IL
* LAKE SHORE FLOODING...North-northeast winds increasing to 20
to 30 mph this afternoon and into Sunday and high wave action
combined with near record high lake levels will be conducive
to lakeshore flooding along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

* DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS FROM STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND
STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* LOCATION...Lake Michigan beaches and shoreline of Lake and
Porter counties in Indiana.

* TIMING...Late this afternoon through tonight.

* FORECAST WAVE HEIGHTS...3 to 6 feet.

* IMPACTS...Minor flooding is likely in flood prone areas along
the lake.
A Lakeshore Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds will
generate flooding of low areas along the lakeshore.

Life threatening waves and currents are expected at the beaches.
People visiting the beaches should stay out of the water.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in
sandbars. Rip currents can sweep you into deeper water.

Structural currents form along piers where longshore currents and
wave action flow into the structure. Structural currents can
sweep you into deeper water along the pier structure.

Exposed beaches are more likely to experience the most
significant wave and current impacts. Impacts at beaches with
protective breakwalls or jetties will be subject to the
orientation of structures as well as wind and wave direction.
http://www.weather.gov

07/07/2019

NWS Alert:

Beach Hazards Statement
Beach Hazards Statement issued July 7 at 3:44AM CDT until July 7 at 5:00PM CDT by NWS Chicago IL
* LAKE SHORE FLOODING...North-northeast winds increasing to 20
to 30 mph this afternoon and into Sunday and high wave action
combined with near record high lake levels will be conducive
to lakeshore flooding along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

* DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS FROM STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND
STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* LOCATION...Lake Michigan beaches and shoreline of Lake and
Porter counties in Indiana.

* TIMING...Late this afternoon through tonight.

* FORECAST WAVE HEIGHTS...3 to 6 feet.

* IMPACTS...Minor flooding is likely in flood prone areas along
the lake.
A Lakeshore Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds will
generate flooding of low areas along the lakeshore.

Life threatening waves and currents are expected at the beaches.
People visiting the beaches should stay out of the water.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in
sandbars. Rip currents can sweep you into deeper water.

Structural currents form along piers where longshore currents and
wave action flow into the structure. Structural currents can
sweep you into deeper water along the pier structure.

Exposed beaches are more likely to experience the most
significant wave and current impacts. Impacts at beaches with
protective breakwalls or jetties will be subject to the
orientation of structures as well as wind and wave direction.
http://www.weather.gov

07/07/2019

NWS Alert:

Beach Hazards Statement
Beach Hazards Statement issued July 6 at 9:58PM CDT until July 7 at 11:00AM CDT by NWS Chicago IL
* LAKE SHORE FLOODING...North-northeast winds increasing to 20
to 30 mph this afternoon and into Sunday and high wave action
combined with near record high lake levels will be conducive
to lakeshore flooding along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

* DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS FROM STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND
STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* LOCATION...Lake Michigan beaches and shoreline of Lake and
Porter counties in Indiana.

* TIMING...Late this afternoon through tonight.

* FORECAST WAVE HEIGHTS...3 to 6 feet.

* IMPACTS...Minor flooding is likely in flood prone areas along
the lake.
A Lakeshore Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds will
generate flooding of low areas along the lakeshore.

Life threatening waves and currents are expected at the beaches.
People visiting the beaches should stay out of the water.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in
sandbars. Rip currents can sweep you into deeper water.

Structural currents form along piers where longshore currents and
wave action flow into the structure. Structural currents can
sweep you into deeper water along the pier structure.

Exposed beaches are more likely to experience the most
significant wave and current impacts. Impacts at beaches with
protective breakwalls or jetties will be subject to the
orientation of structures as well as wind and wave direction.
http://www.weather.gov

07/06/2019

NWS Alert:

Beach Hazards Statement
Beach Hazards Statement issued July 6 at 2:50PM CDT until July 7 at 11:00AM CDT by NWS Chicago IL
* LAKE SHORE FLOODING...North-northeast winds increasing to 20 to
30 mph this afternoon and into Sunday and high wave action
combined with near record high lake levels will be conducive to
lakeshore flooding along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

* DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS FROM STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND
STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* LOCATION...Lake Michigan beaches and shoreline of Lake and
Porter counties in Indiana.

* TIMING...Late this afternoon through tonight.

* FORECAST WAVE HEIGHTS...3 to 6 feet.

* IMPACTS...Minor flooding is likely in flood prone areas along
the lake.
A Lakeshore Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds will
generate flooding of low areas along the lakeshore.

Life threatening waves and currents are expected at the beaches.
People visiting the beaches should stay out of the water.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in
sandbars. Rip currents can sweep you into deeper water.

Structural currents form along piers where longshore currents and
wave action flow into the structure. Structural currents can
sweep you into deeper water along the pier structure.

Exposed beaches are more likely to experience the most
significant wave and current impacts. Impacts at beaches with
protective breakwalls or jetties will be subject to the
orientation of structures as well as wind and wave direction.
http://www.weather.gov

07/06/2019

NWS Alert:

Beach Hazards Statement
Beach Hazards Statement issued July 6 at 11:45AM CDT until July 7 at 4:00AM CDT by NWS Chicago IL
* LAKE SHORE FLOODING...North-northeast winds increasing to 15
to 20 mph late this afternoon and high wave action combined
with near record high lake levels will be conducive to
lakeshore flooding along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

* DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS FROM STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND
STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* LOCATION...Lake Michigan beaches and shoreline of Lake and
Porter counties in Indiana.

* TIMING...Late this afternoon through tonight.

* FORECAST WAVE HEIGHTS...3 to 6 feet.

* IMPACTS...Minor flooding is likely in flood prone areas along
the lake.
A Lakeshore Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds will
generate flooding of low areas along the lakeshore.

Life threatening waves and currents are expected at the beaches.
People visiting the beaches should stay out of the water.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in
sandbars. Rip currents can sweep you into deeper water.

Structural currents form along piers where longshore currents and
wave action flow into the structure. Structural currents can
sweep you into deeper water along the pier structure.

Exposed beaches are more likely to experience the most
significant wave and current impacts. Impacts at beaches with
protective breakwalls or jetties will be subject to the
orientation of structures as well as wind and wave direction.
http://www.weather.gov

07/06/2019

NWS Alert:

Beach Hazards Statement
Beach Hazards Statement issued July 6 at 3:16AM CDT until July 7 at 4:00AM CDT by NWS Chicago IL
The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Lakeshore
Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to
4 AM CDT Sunday. A Beach Hazards Statement has also been issued.
This Beach Hazards Statement is in effect from this afternoon
through late tonight.

* LAKE SHORE FLOODING...North-northeast winds increasing to 15 to
20 mph late this afternoon and high wave action combined with
near record high lake levels will be conducive to lakeshore
flooding along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

* DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS FROM STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND
STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* LOCATION...Lake Michigan beaches and shoreline of Lake and
Porter counties in Indiana.

* TIMING...Late this afternoon through tonight.

* FORECAST WAVE HEIGHTS...3 to 6 feet.

* IMPACTS...Minor flooding is likely in flood prone areas along
the lake.
A Lakeshore Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds will
generate flooding of low areas along the lakeshore.

Life threatening waves and currents are expected at the beaches.
People visiting the beaches should stay out of the water.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in
sandbars. Rip currents can sweep you into deeper water.

Structural currents form along piers where longshore currents and
wave action flow into the structure. Structural currents can
sweep you into deeper water along the pier structure.

Exposed beaches are more likely to experience the most
significant wave and current impacts. Impacts at beaches with
protective breakwalls or jetties will be subject to the
orientation of structures as well as wind and wave direction.
http://www.weather.gov

07/03/2019

NWS:

Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement issued July 2 at 9:04PM CDT by NWS Chicago IL
Scattered thunderstorms across northern Illinois into northwest
Indiana will remain capable of producing wind gusts to 50 mph
through late evening. Torrential rainfall and frequent lightning
also are occurring with these storms, with localized flooding
remaining possible. Individual storm motion is east-southeast at
15 to 20 mph.

07/02/2019

NWS:

Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement issued July 2 at 6:56PM CDT by NWS Chicago IL
Scattered thunderstorms are expected to continue across northern
Illinois and northwest Indiana through much of the evening.
Any thunderstorm will be capable of producing wind gusts to 50
mph. Torrential rainfall and frequent lightning are occurring with
these storms, with localized flooding possible due to the slow
motion. Individual storm motion is east-southeast at 15 to 20 mph.

07/02/2019

This is a test of the Porter County Emergency Alert System. In the event of an emergency, this system would bring you important information.

06/27/2019

NWS Alert:

Flood Warning
Flood Warning issued June 27 at 4:43AM CDT until June 27 at 4:45PM CDT by NWS Chicago IL
The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
Eastern Kankakee County in northeastern Illinois...
Newton County in northwestern Indiana...
Southern Porter County in northwestern Indiana...
Lake County in northwestern Indiana...
Northern Jasper County in northwestern Indiana...

This replaces the flash flood warnings previously in effect.

* Until 445 PM CDT Thursday.

* At 439 AM CDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
up to three inches of rain had fallen overnight in the warned
area. Although rainfall has ended and most small streams should be
cresting soon, flooding is expected to continue as water slowly
drains downstream.

* Some locations that may experience flooding include...
Merrillville, Schererville, Crown Point, Munster, Griffith, St.
John, Cedar Lake, Lowell, De Motte, Momence, Morocco, Thayer,
Roselawn, Gifford, Enos, Pembroke, Fair Oaks, Dunns Bridge, Conrad
and Sumava Resorts.
Turn around don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Be
especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

06/27/2019

NWS Alert:

Flash Flood Warning
Flash Flood Warning issued June 27 at 3:07AM CDT until June 27 at 4:45AM CDT by NWS Chicago IL
At 300 AM CDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated up
to three inches of rain in the warned area. Although rainfall
intensity has begun to diminish, flash flooding may already be
occurring.

This flash flood warning includes... Singleton Ditch... Brown
Ditch... West Creek... Beaver Lake Ditch... and Curtis Creek.

Some locations that may be impacted include...
Crown Point, Cedar Lake, Lowell, Rensselaer, De Motte, Hebron,
Momence, Thayer, Roselawn, Gifford, Enos, Pembroke, Fair Oaks, Dunns
Bridge, Conrad, Sumava Resorts, Moody, Forest City, Surrey and Lake
Village.
Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

06/27/2019

NWS Alert:

Flash Flood Warning
Flash Flood Warning issued June 27 at 2:08AM CDT until June 27 at 4:45AM CDT by NWS Chicago IL
At 206 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated that heavy rain has
temporarily ended in much of the warned area. However, additional
thunderstorms are developing over central Lake County and are
expected to spread into portions of the warned area through 4 am.
Flash flooding is likely ongoing across the warned area.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Crown Point, Cedar Lake, Lowell, Rensselaer, De Motte, Hebron,
Momence, Thayer, Roselawn, Gifford, Enos, Pembroke, Fair Oaks, Dunns
Bridge, Conrad, Sumava Resorts, Moody, Forest City, Surrey and Lake
Village.
Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.

06/27/2019

NWS Alert:

Flash Flood Warning
Flash Flood Warning issued June 27 at 12:13AM CDT until June 27 at 4:45AM CDT by NWS Chicago IL
At 1209 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms still
producing heavy rain across portions of the warned area, from
Momence to Roselawn and north to Lowell and Cedar Lake. Radar
estimates and gauge reports indicate that up to three to four inches
of rain have already fallen, with observations of four inches or a
bit higher in and near Lowell. Flash flooding is likely ongoing
across the warned area

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Crown Point, Cedar Lake, Lowell, Rensselaer, De Motte, Hebron,
Momence, Thayer, Roselawn, Gifford, Enos, Pembroke, Fair Oaks, Dunns
Bridge, Conrad, Sumava Resorts, Moody, Forest City, Surrey and Lake
Village.
Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flash flooding of
small creeks and streams, urban areas, streets, country roads,
farmland, and other low lying spots.

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

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