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Flood Warning
...from The National Weather Service In Little Rock...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following River In Arkansas... White River At Augusta Affecting White And Woodruff Counties River Forecasts Are Based On Current Conditions And Rainfall Forecasted To Occur Over The Next 24 Hours. During Periods Of Flooding...evening Forecasts Are Reissued With Updated Rainfall ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 10:01amExpires: April 24, 2017 at 1:01amTarget Area: White; Woodruff

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Little Rock Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In Arkansas... Cache River Near Patterson Affecting Jackson And Woodruff Counties River Forecasts Are Based On Current Conditions And Rainfall Forecasted To Occur Over The Next 24 Hours. During Periods Of Flooding...evening Forecasts Are Reissued With Updated Rainfall ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 9:55amExpires: April 28, 2017 at 1:00pmTarget Area: Jackson; Woodruff

Flood Warning
...from The National Weather Service In Little Rock...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following River In Arkansas... Black River At Pocahontas Affecting Randolph County Black River At Black Rock Affecting Independence...jackson And Lawrence Counties River Forecasts Are Based On Current Conditions And Rainfall ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 9:36amExpires: April 24, 2017 at 12:36amTarget Area: Independence; Jackson; Lawrence

Flood Warning
...from The National Weather Service In Little Rock...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following River In Arkansas... Black River At Pocahontas Affecting Randolph County Black River At Black Rock Affecting Independence...jackson And Lawrence Counties River Forecasts Are Based On Current Conditions And Rainfall ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 9:36amExpires: April 24, 2017 at 12:36amTarget Area: Randolph

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Lookout Creek Near New England Affecting Dade And Hamilton Counties ...flood Warning Extended Until Monday Morning... The Flood Warning Continues For The Lookout Creek Near New England. ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 1:54pmExpires: April 24, 2017 at 10:00amTarget Area: Dade

Flood Warning
.here Is An Updated Flood Statement For The Mississippi River. River Forecasts Include Past Precipitation And Forecast Rainfall For The Next 24 Hours. ...flood Warning Remains In Effect Until Further Notice... The Flood Warning Continues For The Mississippi River At Gladstone Ld18. ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 10:14amExpires: April 24, 2017 at 2:14amTarget Area: Des Moines

Flood Warning
.here Is An Updated Flood Statement For The Mississippi River. River Forecasts Include Past Precipitation And Forecast Rainfall For The Next 24 Hours. ...flood Warning Remains In Effect Until Further Notice... The Flood Warning Continues For The Mississippi River At Burlington. ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 10:14amExpires: April 24, 2017 at 2:14amTarget Area: Des Moines; Lee

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Idaho.. Portneuf River At Pocatello Affecting Bannock County The Flood Warning Continues For The Portneuf River At Pocatello. * At 11:31 Am Sunday The Stage Was 9.8 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 8.5 Feet. ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 11:59amExpires: April 24, 2017 at 3:59pmTarget Area: Bannock

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following River In Idaho... Boise River At Glenwood Bridge Affecting Ada And Canyon Counties. .releases From Lucky Peak Reservoir Are Resulting In High River Levels On The Boise River Below The Dam. These Flows Are Necessary To Make Reservoir Space For Snowmelt Later This Spring. The High Flows Are Expected To Continue For The Foreseeable Future. ...Read More.
Effective: April 21, 2017 at 2:29pmExpires: April 28, 2017 at 2:29pmTarget Area: Ada; Canyon

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following River In Illinois... Illinois River At Havana Affecting Cass...fulton And Mason Counties Illinois River At Beardstown Affecting Brown...cass...morgan And Schuyler Counties The Following Forecasts Are Based On Observed Precipitation, Soil Moisture Conditions, And Forecast Precipitation. ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 10:56amExpires: April 24, 2017 at 12:55amTarget Area: Brown; Cass; Morgan; Schuyler

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following River In Illinois... Illinois River At Havana Affecting Cass...fulton And Mason Counties Illinois River At Beardstown Affecting Brown...cass...morgan And Schuyler Counties The Following Forecasts Are Based On Observed Precipitation, Soil Moisture Conditions, And Forecast Precipitation. ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 10:56amExpires: April 24, 2017 at 12:56amTarget Area: Cass; Fulton; Mason

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Illinois...missouri.. Mississippi River At Clarksville Ld24 Mississippi River At Grafton .this Flood Warning Is A Result Of Rainfall That Fell Over The Basin Last Week... ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 10:52amExpires: April 28, 2017 at 1:00pmTarget Area: Jersey

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Illinois...missouri.. Mississippi River At Clarksville Ld24 Mississippi River At Grafton .this Flood Warning Is A Result Of Rainfall That Fell Over The Basin Last Week... ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 10:52amExpires: May 1, 2017 at 1:00pmTarget Area: Calhoun

Flood Warning
.here Is An Updated Flood Statement For The Mississippi River. River Forecasts Include Past Precipitation And Forecast Rainfall For The Next 24 Hours. ...flood Warning Remains In Effect Until Further Notice... The Flood Warning Continues For The Mississippi River At Burlington. ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 10:14amExpires: April 24, 2017 at 2:14amTarget Area: Hancock; Henderson

Flood Warning
.here Is An Updated Flood Statement For The Mississippi River. River Forecasts Include Past Precipitation And Forecast Rainfall For The Next 24 Hours. ...flood Warning Remains In Effect Until Further Notice... The Flood Warning Continues For The Mississippi River At Gladstone Ld18. ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 10:14amExpires: April 24, 2017 at 2:14amTarget Area: Henderson

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Illinois... Illinois River At Valley City Illinois River At Hardin .this Flood Warning Is A Result Of Rainfall That Fell Over The Basin Last Week... ...Read More.
Effective: April 22, 2017 at 8:20pmExpires: April 26, 2017 at 7:00amTarget Area: Pike; Scott

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Illinois... Illinois River At Valley City Illinois River At Hardin .this Flood Warning Is A Result Of Rainfall That Fell Over The Basin Last Week... ...Read More.
Effective: April 22, 2017 at 8:20pmExpires: April 30, 2017 at 7:00amTarget Area: Calhoun; Greene; Jersey

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Jackson Kentucky Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In Kentucky... The Cumberland River At Barbourville The National Weather Service In Jackson Kentucky Has Issued A * Flood Warning For The Cumberland River At Barbourville ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 1:42pmExpires: April 25, 2017 at 8:16amTarget Area: Knox

Flood Warning
The National Weather Service In Jackson Ky Has Issued A * Flood Warning For... Eastern Wayne County In South Central Kentucky... Southwestern Laurel County In South Central Kentucky... Bell County In Southeastern Kentucky... Knox County In Southeastern Kentucky... ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 12:47pmExpires: April 23, 2017 at 6:30pmTarget Area: Bell

Flood Warning
The National Weather Service In Jackson Ky Has Issued A * Flood Warning For... Eastern Wayne County In South Central Kentucky... Southwestern Laurel County In South Central Kentucky... Bell County In Southeastern Kentucky... Knox County In Southeastern Kentucky... ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 12:47pmExpires: April 25, 2017 at 8:16amTarget Area: Laurel

Flood Warning
The National Weather Service In Jackson Ky Has Issued A * Flood Warning For... Eastern Wayne County In South Central Kentucky... Southwestern Laurel County In South Central Kentucky... Bell County In Southeastern Kentucky... Knox County In Southeastern Kentucky... ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 12:47pmExpires: April 26, 2017 at 8:45pmTarget Area: Whitley

Flood Warning
The National Weather Service In Jackson Ky Has Issued A * Flood Warning For... Eastern Wayne County In South Central Kentucky... Southwestern Laurel County In South Central Kentucky... Bell County In Southeastern Kentucky... Knox County In Southeastern Kentucky... ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 12:47pmExpires: April 27, 2017 at 12:52pmTarget Area: McCreary; Pulaski; Wayne

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Kentucky... The Cumberland River At Williamsburg The Flood Warning Continues For The Cumberland River At Williamsburg * From This Afternoon To Wednesday Evening. ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 10:30amExpires: April 26, 2017 at 8:45pmTarget Area: Whitley

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Louisiana... Calcasieu River At Old Town Bay ...flood Warning Extended Until Thursday Evening...the Flood Warning Continues For The Calcasieu River At Old Town Bay. ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 10:02amExpires: April 27, 2017 at 7:45pmTarget Area: Calcasieu

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Southwest Lower Michigan... Portage River Near Vicksburg Affecting Kalamazoo County .the River Remains Elevated Near Flood Stage. Dry Conditions Are Still Anticipated To Hold Through Tuesday With Gradually Falling River Levels. An Active Pattern Will Return By Wednesday And May ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 10:27amExpires: April 26, 2017 at 2:00pmTarget Area: Kalamazoo

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Minnesota... Mississippi River At Aitkin Affecting Aitkin And Crow Wing Counties .recent Heavy Rains Will Flow Through Streams, Rivers, And Tributaries Through This Weekend And Into Next Week. This Will Result In Modest Rises On The Mississippi River This Weekend And ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 9:58amExpires: April 26, 2017 at 1:00pmTarget Area: Aitkin; Crow Wing

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Illinois...missouri.. Mississippi River At Clarksville Ld24 Mississippi River At Grafton .this Flood Warning Is A Result Of Rainfall That Fell Over The Basin Last Week... ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 10:52amExpires: April 28, 2017 at 1:00pmTarget Area: St. Charles

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Illinois...missouri.. Mississippi River At Clarksville Ld24 Mississippi River At Grafton .this Flood Warning Is A Result Of Rainfall That Fell Over The Basin Last Week... ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 10:52amExpires: May 1, 2017 at 1:00pmTarget Area: Pike

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Missouri... Big Piney Below Fort Leonard Wood East Gate Affecting Pulaski County Little Osage River Near Horton Affecting Vernon County Marmaton River Near Nevada Affecting Vernon County ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 9:52amExpires: April 23, 2017 at 10:51pmTarget Area: Pulaski

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Missouri... Big Piney Below Fort Leonard Wood East Gate Affecting Pulaski County Little Osage River Near Horton Affecting Vernon County Marmaton River Near Nevada Affecting Vernon County ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 9:52amExpires: April 25, 2017 at 1:00amTarget Area: Vernon

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Missouri... Big Piney Below Fort Leonard Wood East Gate Affecting Pulaski County Little Osage River Near Horton Affecting Vernon County Marmaton River Near Nevada Affecting Vernon County ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 9:52amExpires: April 26, 2017 at 4:25amTarget Area: Vernon

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 645 Pm Edt For Cherokee... Clay...loudon...monroe And Roane Counties... At 315 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of Their Banks. Between 2 To 4 Inches Of Rain Has Fallen Over The Last ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 3:16pmExpires: April 26, 2017 at 9:30amTarget Area: Cherokee; Clay

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Raleigh Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In North Carolina... Deep River At Moncure Affecting Chatham And Lee Counties Haw River At Haw River Affecting Alamance County Haw River Near Bynum Affecting Chatham County Lower Little River At Manchester Affecting Cumberland County ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 10:05amExpires: April 23, 2017 at 10:04pmTarget Area: Edgecombe

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Raleigh Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In North Carolina... Deep River At Moncure Affecting Chatham And Lee Counties Haw River At Haw River Affecting Alamance County Haw River Near Bynum Affecting Chatham County Lower Little River At Manchester Affecting Cumberland County ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 10:05amExpires: April 26, 2017 at 9:30amTarget Area: Chatham; Lee

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Raleigh Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In North Carolina... Deep River At Moncure Affecting Chatham And Lee Counties Haw River At Haw River Affecting Alamance County Haw River Near Bynum Affecting Chatham County Lower Little River At Manchester Affecting Cumberland County ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 10:05amExpires: April 26, 2017 at 11:18amTarget Area: Alamance

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Raleigh Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In North Carolina... Deep River At Moncure Affecting Chatham And Lee Counties Haw River At Haw River Affecting Alamance County Haw River Near Bynum Affecting Chatham County Lower Little River At Manchester Affecting Cumberland County ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 10:05amExpires: April 26, 2017 at 10:34pmTarget Area: Chatham

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Raleigh Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In North Carolina... Deep River At Moncure Affecting Chatham And Lee Counties Haw River At Haw River Affecting Alamance County Haw River Near Bynum Affecting Chatham County Lower Little River At Manchester Affecting Cumberland County ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 10:05amExpires: April 27, 2017 at 9:42amTarget Area: Franklin

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Raleigh Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In North Carolina... Deep River At Moncure Affecting Chatham And Lee Counties Haw River At Haw River Affecting Alamance County Haw River Near Bynum Affecting Chatham County Lower Little River At Manchester Affecting Cumberland County ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 10:05amExpires: April 28, 2017 at 3:42amTarget Area: Cumberland

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In North Dakota... Souris River Near Towner Affecting Mchenry County Souris River Near Bantry Affecting Mchenry County Souris River Near Westhope Affecting Bottineau County Willow Creek Near Willow City Affecting Mchenry And Bottineau ...Read More.
Effective: April 21, 2017 at 11:47amExpires: April 25, 2017 at 5:47amTarget Area: Bottineau

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In North Dakota... Souris River Near Towner Affecting Mchenry County Souris River Near Bantry Affecting Mchenry County Souris River Near Westhope Affecting Bottineau County Willow Creek Near Willow City Affecting Mchenry And Bottineau ...Read More.
Effective: April 21, 2017 at 11:47amExpires: April 25, 2017 at 5:47amTarget Area: Bottineau; McHenry

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In North Dakota... Souris River Near Towner Affecting Mchenry County Souris River Near Bantry Affecting Mchenry County Souris River Near Westhope Affecting Bottineau County Willow Creek Near Willow City Affecting Mchenry And Bottineau ...Read More.
Effective: April 21, 2017 at 11:47amExpires: April 25, 2017 at 5:47amTarget Area: McHenry

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In North Dakota... Souris River Near Towner Affecting Mchenry County Souris River Near Bantry Affecting Mchenry County Souris River Near Westhope Affecting Bottineau County Willow Creek Near Willow City Affecting Mchenry And Bottineau ...Read More.
Effective: April 21, 2017 at 11:47amExpires: April 25, 2017 at 5:47amTarget Area: McHenry

Flood Warning
For The Lower Humboldt At Battle Mountain And Comus... Minor To Moderate Flooding Is Occurring, And Will Continue Into The Coming Week. ...flooding Continues Along The Lower Humboldt River Reach... Fld Observed Forecast 7am Location Stg Stg Day Time Mon Tue Wed ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 3:30amExpires: April 24, 2017 at 3:29amTarget Area: Humboldt

Flood Warning
For The Lower Humboldt At Battle Mountain And Comus... Minor To Moderate Flooding Is Occurring, And Will Continue Into The Coming Week. ...flooding Continues Along The Lower Humboldt River Reach... Fld Observed Forecast 7am Location Stg Stg Day Time Mon Tue Wed ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 3:30amExpires: April 24, 2017 at 3:30amTarget Area: Lander

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Nevada... Humboldt River Near Imlay Affecting Pershing County Runoff In The Upper And Middle Portions Of The Humboldt Basin Will Continue Producing Minor To Moderate Flooding Along The River Near Imlay Through At Least The End Of April. The Flood Warning Continues For ...Read More.
Effective: April 20, 2017 at 5:24pmExpires: April 25, 2017 at 5:24pmTarget Area: Pershing

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In New York.. Cayuga Lake At Ithaca Affecting Tompkins County The Flood Warning Continues For The Cayuga Lake At Ithaca. * Until Further Notice. * At 9 Am Sunday The Stage Was 383.8 Feet. ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 11:00amExpires: April 23, 2017 at 11:00pmTarget Area: Tompkins

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Oklahoma... Illinois River Near Tahlequah Affecting Cherokee County. ...flood Warning Extended Until Monday Morning... The Flood Warning Continues For The Illinois River Near Tahlequah. ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:23pmExpires: April 24, 2017 at 11:24amTarget Area: Cherokee

Flood Warning
...flood Warning Extended Until This Evening... The Flood Warning Continues For The Cimarron River Near Ripley * Until This Evening...or Until The Warning Is Cancelled. * At 1:00 Pm Sunday The Stage Was 17.3 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring. ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:01pmExpires: April 23, 2017 at 8:12pmTarget Area: Payne

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Oklahoma... Neosho River Near Commerce Affecting Ottawa County. The Flood Warning Continues For The Neosho River Near Commerce. * Until Monday Afternoon, Or Until The Warning Is Cancelled. ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 1:58pmExpires: April 24, 2017 at 5:03pmTarget Area: Ottawa

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 645 Pm Edt For Knox... Anderson...blount...jefferson...cocke...grainger...sevier And Hamblen Counties... At 316 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:17pmExpires: April 23, 2017 at 5:45pmTarget Area: Anderson; Blount

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 645 Pm Edt For Sullivan... Washington...greene...unicoi...carter...johnson...russell And Washington Counties And The City Of Bristol... At 317 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:17pmExpires: April 23, 2017 at 5:45pmTarget Area: Carter

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 645 Pm Edt For Sullivan... Washington...greene...unicoi...carter...johnson...russell And Washington Counties And The City Of Bristol... At 317 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:17pmExpires: April 24, 2017 at 1:00amTarget Area: Unicoi; Washington

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 645 Pm Edt For Knox... Anderson...blount...jefferson...cocke...grainger...sevier And Hamblen Counties... At 316 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:17pmExpires: April 25, 2017 at 6:00amTarget Area: Cocke

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 645 Pm Edt For Knox... Anderson...blount...jefferson...cocke...grainger...sevier And Hamblen Counties... At 316 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:17pmExpires: April 25, 2017 at 6:34amTarget Area: Grainger; Hamblen

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 645 Pm Edt For Sullivan... Washington...greene...unicoi...carter...johnson...russell And Washington Counties And The City Of Bristol... At 317 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:17pmExpires: April 25, 2017 at 6:34amTarget Area: Greene

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 645 Pm Edt For Knox... Anderson...blount...jefferson...cocke...grainger...sevier And Hamblen Counties... At 316 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:17pmExpires: April 25, 2017 at 10:45amTarget Area: Sevier

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 645 Pm Edt For Sullivan... Washington...greene...unicoi...carter...johnson...russell And Washington Counties And The City Of Bristol... At 317 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:17pmExpires: April 25, 2017 at 10:45amTarget Area: Sullivan

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 645 Pm Edt For Knox... Anderson...blount...jefferson...cocke...grainger...sevier And Hamblen Counties... At 316 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:17pmExpires: April 26, 2017 at 2:42amTarget Area: Jefferson; Knox

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 645 Pm Edt For Sullivan... Washington...greene...unicoi...carter...johnson...russell And Washington Counties And The City Of Bristol... At 317 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:17pmExpires: April 26, 2017 at 2:42amTarget Area: Johnson

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 645 Pm Edt For Cherokee... Clay...loudon...monroe And Roane Counties... At 315 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of Their Banks. Between 2 To 4 Inches Of Rain Has Fallen Over The Last ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:16pmExpires: April 24, 2017 at 5:00amTarget Area: Monroe

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 645 Pm Edt For Cherokee... Clay...loudon...monroe And Roane Counties... At 315 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of Their Banks. Between 2 To 4 Inches Of Rain Has Fallen Over The Last ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:16pmExpires: April 25, 2017 at 10:45amTarget Area: Roane

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 645 Pm Edt For Cherokee... Clay...loudon...monroe And Roane Counties... At 315 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of Their Banks. Between 2 To 4 Inches Of Rain Has Fallen Over The Last ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:16pmExpires: April 26, 2017 at 2:42amTarget Area: Loudon

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 630 Pm Edt/530 Pm Cdt/ For Rhea...bradley...sequatchie...bledsoe...meigs...polk...mcminn... Marion And Hamilton Counties... At 313 Pm Edt/213 Pm Cdt/, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:15pmExpires: April 23, 2017 at 5:45pmTarget Area: Bledsoe; Bradley

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 630 Pm Edt/530 Pm Cdt/ For Rhea...bradley...sequatchie...bledsoe...meigs...polk...mcminn... Marion And Hamilton Counties... At 313 Pm Edt/213 Pm Cdt/, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:15pmExpires: April 24, 2017 at 5:00amTarget Area: Meigs

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 630 Pm Edt/530 Pm Cdt/ For Rhea...bradley...sequatchie...bledsoe...meigs...polk...mcminn... Marion And Hamilton Counties... At 313 Pm Edt/213 Pm Cdt/, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:15pmExpires: April 24, 2017 at 9:00amTarget Area: Hamilton

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 630 Pm Edt/530 Pm Cdt/ For Rhea...bradley...sequatchie...bledsoe...meigs...polk...mcminn... Marion And Hamilton Counties... At 313 Pm Edt/213 Pm Cdt/, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:15pmExpires: April 25, 2017 at 10:45amTarget Area: Polk; Rhea; Sequatchie

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 630 Pm Edt/530 Pm Cdt/ For Rhea...bradley...sequatchie...bledsoe...meigs...polk...mcminn... Marion And Hamilton Counties... At 313 Pm Edt/213 Pm Cdt/, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:15pmExpires: April 26, 2017 at 2:42amTarget Area: Marion; McMinn

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 630 Pm Edt For Morgan... Hawkins...claiborne...hancock...campbell...grainger...scott... Union...lee...scott And Wise Counties And The City Of Norton... At 309 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:13pmExpires: April 23, 2017 at 5:45pmTarget Area: Campbell; Claiborne

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 630 Pm Edt For Morgan... Hawkins...claiborne...hancock...campbell...grainger...scott... Union...lee...scott And Wise Counties And The City Of Norton... At 309 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:13pmExpires: April 24, 2017 at 1:00amTarget Area: Hawkins; Union

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 630 Pm Edt For Morgan... Hawkins...claiborne...hancock...campbell...grainger...scott... Union...lee...scott And Wise Counties And The City Of Norton... At 309 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:13pmExpires: April 24, 2017 at 5:00amTarget Area: Morgan

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 630 Pm Edt For Morgan... Hawkins...claiborne...hancock...campbell...grainger...scott... Union...lee...scott And Wise Counties And The City Of Norton... At 309 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:13pmExpires: April 25, 2017 at 6:34amTarget Area: Grainger; Hancock

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 630 Pm Edt For Morgan... Hawkins...claiborne...hancock...campbell...grainger...scott... Union...lee...scott And Wise Counties And The City Of Norton... At 309 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:13pmExpires: April 25, 2017 at 10:45amTarget Area: Scott

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Lookout Creek Near New England Affecting Dade And Hamilton Counties ...flood Warning Extended Until Monday Morning... The Flood Warning Continues For The Lookout Creek Near New England. ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 12:54pmExpires: April 24, 2017 at 9:00amTarget Area: Hamilton

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Tennessee... Buffalo River Near Lobelville Affecting Perry County . Recent Heavy Rainfall Has Caused The Buffalo River To Rise Into Flood Stage. Some Addition Light Rainfall Is Expected Today. ...flood Warning Extended Until 04/25 10:45...the Flood Warning Continues For The Buffalo River Near Lobelville ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 8:50amExpires: April 25, 2017 at 10:45amTarget Area: Perry

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Tennessee... Duck River At Centerville Affecting Hickman County . Recent Heavy Rainfall Has Caused The Duck River At Centerville To Rise Above Flood Stage. The River Is Forecast To Crest In Moderate Flood Stage. The Flood Warning Continues For The Duck River At Centerville ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 8:21amExpires: April 26, 2017 at 2:42amTarget Area: Hickman

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers ... North Fork Holston River Near Gate City Va Affecting Hawkins... Sullivan And Scott Counties ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers ... Clinch River Near Speers Ferry Va Affecting Grainger...hancock And Scott Counties ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 6:54amExpires: April 24, 2017 at 1:00amTarget Area: Hawkins; Sullivan

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers ... North Fork Holston River Near Gate City Va Affecting Hawkins... Sullivan And Scott Counties ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers ... Clinch River Near Speers Ferry Va Affecting Grainger...hancock And Scott Counties ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 6:54amExpires: April 25, 2017 at 6:00amTarget Area: Claiborne; Grainger; Hancock

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers ... North Fork Holston River Near Gate City Va Affecting Hawkins... Sullivan And Scott Counties ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers ... Clinch River Near Speers Ferry Va Affecting Grainger...hancock And Scott Counties ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 6:54amExpires: April 25, 2017 at 6:34amTarget Area: Grainger; Hancock

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Sulphur River Near Naples. * Until Tuesday Morning...or Until The Warning Is Cancelled. * Flood Stage Is 22.0 Feet. * Impact...at 22.0 Feet...expect Minor Lowland Flooding Of The Heavily Wooded And Broad Floodplain. Ranchers That May Have Cattle And ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 11:04amExpires: April 25, 2017 at 7:00amTarget Area: Bowie; Cass; Morris

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 645 Pm Edt For Sullivan... Washington...greene...unicoi...carter...johnson...russell And Washington Counties And The City Of Bristol... At 317 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 3:17pmExpires: April 23, 2017 at 9:00pmTarget Area: Russell

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 645 Pm Edt For Sullivan... Washington...greene...unicoi...carter...johnson...russell And Washington Counties And The City Of Bristol... At 317 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 3:17pmExpires: April 25, 2017 at 7:34amTarget Area: City of Bristol; Washington

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 630 Pm Edt For Morgan... Hawkins...claiborne...hancock...campbell...grainger...scott... Union...lee...scott And Wise Counties And The City Of Norton... At 309 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 3:13pmExpires: April 23, 2017 at 9:00pmTarget Area: Lee

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 630 Pm Edt For Morgan... Hawkins...claiborne...hancock...campbell...grainger...scott... Union...lee...scott And Wise Counties And The City Of Norton... At 309 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 3:13pmExpires: April 24, 2017 at 2:00amTarget Area: Scott

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 630 Pm Edt For Morgan... Hawkins...claiborne...hancock...campbell...grainger...scott... Union...lee...scott And Wise Counties And The City Of Norton... At 309 Pm Edt, Emergency Management Reported Flooding In Many Locations Across The Warning Area. Numerous Secondary Roads Have Been Closed Due To Flooding And Small Creeks And Streams Are Out Of ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 3:13pmExpires: April 25, 2017 at 7:34amTarget Area: City of Norton; Wise

Flood Warning
...a Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 645 Pm Edt For Dickenson And Buchanan Counties... At 234 Pm Edt, Light To Moderate Rain Continues To Fall Across Southwest Virginia. After Multiple Days Of Rain, And More On The Way Through Tonight, Area Creeks, Streams, Culverts, And Roadside Ditches Will Have A Difficult Time Handling Additional Rainfall. ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 2:36pmExpires: April 23, 2017 at 9:00pmTarget Area: Buchanan; Dickenson

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers ... North Fork Holston River Near Gate City Va Affecting Hawkins... Sullivan And Scott Counties ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers ... Clinch River Near Speers Ferry Va Affecting Grainger...hancock And Scott Counties ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 7:54amExpires: April 24, 2017 at 2:00amTarget Area: Scott

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers ... North Fork Holston River Near Gate City Va Affecting Hawkins... Sullivan And Scott Counties ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers ... Clinch River Near Speers Ferry Va Affecting Grainger...hancock And Scott Counties ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 7:54amExpires: April 25, 2017 at 7:34amTarget Area: Scott

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Wisconsin... Wisconsin River At Portage Affecting Columbia County && The Flood Warning Continues For The Wisconsin River At Portage. ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 10:22amExpires: April 26, 2017 at 1:00pmTarget Area: Columbia

Flood Warning
.flood Warnings Continue For The Black River Near Galesville And For The Trempealeau River At Dodge. River Forecasts Take Into Account Both Observed And Forecast Precipitation. The Flood Warning Continues For The Black River Near Galesville. ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 8:44amExpires: April 24, 2017 at 10:00amTarget Area: La Crosse; Trempealeau

Flood Warning
.flood Warnings Continue For The Black River Near Galesville And For The Trempealeau River At Dodge. River Forecasts Take Into Account Both Observed And Forecast Precipitation. The Flood Warning Continues For The Trempealeau River At Dodge. ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 8:44amExpires: April 25, 2017 at 8:30amTarget Area: Buffalo; Trempealeau

Flood Warning
...forecast Flooding Changed From Minor To Moderate Severity For The Following Rivers In Wisconsin... Yellow River At Necedah Affecting Juneau County River Forecasts Take Into Account Both Observed And Forecast Precipitation. ...forecast Flooding Increased From Minor To Moderate Severity... ...Read More.
Effective: April 23, 2017 at 8:38amExpires: April 25, 2017 at 8:30pmTarget Area: Juneau

DOs and DON’Ts of Black People Shopping In Your Store

Oprah Winfrey. Actor Robert Brown. Condoleezza Rice. What do these people have in common? Their retail experiences were awful because their complexion is darker than the clay that Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze lubed each other up with in Ghost. Or in simpler terms, these famous folks were victims of shopping while black. Unfortunately, this kind of discrimination is nothing new. Last year, two shoppers -- Kayla Phillips and Trayon Christian -- made national headlines when they were accused of fraud after making expensive purchases at Barneys. Thankfully, on Monday, some fantastic news was announced: the upscale retailer agreed to pay a settlement, including a $525,000 fine, as well as hire an independent anti-profiling consultant for two years. So in honor of this ruling, I want to share some Blaria-fied dos and dont's on how stores should and shouldn't treat black customers.

DO: Realize that your ignorance has reached FEMA State of Emergency levels if the number of times it takes me to get your attention is equal to or greater than the number of times I have to say, "Beetlejuice" in order to summon him. Look, I understand. To survive working in retail, you must have a thousand yard stare like you did three tours of Vietnam. But you didn't. You work in Uniqlo, folding sweaters while Now, That's What I Call Music Volume 28 blares in the background. So there is no damn reason why the entire first verse, chorus, second chorus, and bridge of Train's "Drops of Jupiter" plays before you acknowledge my presence. Especially if we're making eye contact the way groups of married couples did with each other during 1970s key parties while deciding if they want to play a game of "Pass the Peen:"


source: gifsoup.com

DON'T: Creep up behind me in the produce aisle like the alien from Aliens


source: giphy.com

because I'm in the middle of deciding whether to put that container of sliced watermelon in my shopping cart. But thanks to your startling me, I awkwardly announce that I'm really checking out a bushel of giant peaches for a Patti LaBelle peach cobbler recipe, which, let's face it, probably is "blacker" than just sticking an IV in my arm and mainlining watermelon juice right there in the produce aisle. I know, I know. I need to just own it. We have a black president, I'm rocking an afro, and Erykah Badu's music taught me how to be a strong, independent woman. I should be able to purchase this delicious fruit without feeling self-conscious. Yet I do because, inevitably at check out, a non-black cashier will ring up the watermelon and do what I did when I was a kid and tried to keep a straight face after my brother got cussed out by my parents in Toys-R-Us:


source: fussy.org

DO: Allow me to try on clothes in peace. Don't get me wrong. You can be attentive, but knocking on the dressing room door as if you're sending morse code to an American ally in the Ukraine is not meant to be helpful; it's meant to make your presence known and me nervous. So enough, 'kay? No more unnecessary knocking on the door, no more creeping over the door "Wilson from Home Improvement-style" and definitely no more sliding underneath it the way my boyfriend does underneath my dress on my birthday:


source: stillalivesomehow.tumblr.com

DON'T: Turn up your face at the debit/credit card I'm using like I just opened a Tupperware container full of tuna casserole. #BitchICanSeeYourFace. Just because I'm not whipping out a black AMEX card, does not mean that my financials are broken down like an improper fraction. Sure, my bare bones Chase bank debit card is as basic as Dairy Queen's ice cream cake, but that doesn't give you the right to do the following when I swipe it on the card machine:



source: howdoiputthisgently.tumblr.com

Money is money, so be grateful that my purchases are contributing to your Lean Cuisine account.

DO: Let me look at a high-priced item instead of telling me it's really expensive and making an expression like the kind I do when my boss tells me she's going to leave work early, but is still there at 5:15 P.M.:



source: badboibilli.tumblr.com

#BitchICanSeeYourFaceTheSequel. So it would behoove you to make like you're on World Series of Poker and hide whatever rude things you are thinking about me. Better yet, realize that it is not only extremely ignorant to assume what I can and cannot afford, but it is insulting to imply that because I'm not of a certain race nor dress like I'm of a particular class, I don't have the right to browse and/or touch high-priced items. Furthermore, please don't pretend that directing me to the sale section is a friendly suggestion. We both know it is a read. Like a "you just tucked me into bed, read me the entire Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein anthologies, and then said, 'Turn that night light off, bitch, and go to sleep,' and left the room" type read. I am not here for that and will leave because of it.

DON'T: Stare at me/follow me around your store because it will make me change the motto on my family crest to Rockwell's "Somebody's Watching Me." In all seriousness, glaring at me and/or following me is unpleasant, but more importantly, it is a boneheaded decision. Why? Jerome D. Williams, a professor and Prudential Chair in Business at Rutgers Business School, explains in his Huffington Post essay regarding Macy's, Barney's, and the NYPD's stance on shoplifting:

The reality is that non-minority shoppers account for most of the criminal activity. This is supported by data provided by the FBI's UCR database which can be accessed on-line...Taking 2012 data, for example, the FBI data shows that approximately 70 percent of larceny/shoplifting arrestees are white. Our research suggests that whites don't frequently show up in shoplifting crime statistics to this degree because people aren't watching them. In fact, one could argue that whatever shoplifting statistics are reported in most cases have a built-in bias and are skewed upward. That's because the statistics actually are not really an indication of who's actually shoplifting. They are a reflection of who's getting caught, and that's a reflection of who's getting watched. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.


Wow. Even if you don't care about this data because of whatever prejudices you have, your checking account should. Because while you're spending all your time keeping an eye on me, some white dude just peaced out your store with an unpaid for box of Fruit Loops.

DO: Treat me with respect BEFORE you realize that the white dude down the aisle is my boyfriend. I can't tell you the amount of times I have been in the store and the following has happened:

When my bf, some of his friends, and I walk into a store together, the sales clerks are like...


source: glee.wiki.com

...then we separate and Jon and his friends are browsing on their lonesome so the clerks come over like...


source: neontommy.com

Yet


source: awesomelyluvvie.com

And I feel like I wandered onto the set of I Am Legend because I cannot get assistance from anyone. But then a couple of employees see my boo walk over to me, kiss me, and place an item in my shopping cart and they:


source: imgur.com

And ask me how I'm doing and if I'm finding everything OK. Cut to me:


source: mrwgifs.com

Listen, my name is not Julia Roberts and I'm not in the mood to be Pretty Woman'd. You should be nice to me regardless of whom or whom I'm not dating. Behaving as though I'm only worthy of attention once my boyfriend is beside me is trifling.gov/askasenator. So please get your life together... and then ring my items up.

DON'T: Security guards, when you ask for the receipt and a black customer shows it to you, don't do what my mom did the first time she saw an iPhone:



source: geeksaresexy.net

It's a receipt and you freaking know it. It is ludicrous that after you've seen proof of payment, you still manage to think the items were stolen or worse yet, you let a white couple, who is setting off an alarm, walk out the store because you're too busy harassing someone who doesn't deserve it. This is what happened to celebrated writer Roxane Gay as she was leaving a Best Buy earlier this month:




This is a damn shame. No one should be subjected to this type of treatment. So quit trying to find a way for the black patrons in your store to be the criminals you have labeled them in your mind.

DO: Be OK with your hand being near mine when giving me change after a purchase. Actually, be better than OK with it because I'm a human being. Of course, I'm not saying you have to hold my hand like we're doing a game of Ring Around The Rosie BUT please note that if the distance between our hands when giving me my money isn't less than the distance required between the faller and spotter during a trust fall exercise at summer camp, then you're fucking doing it wrong. And my reaction to that nonsense will be the same as the one I have when I try to make one of Rachel Ray's 30 minutes or less meals and two hours later all I have done is chop some onions and boil water:


source: cocaineslays.tumblr.com

OK, I know I've been joking around a lot in this blog post, but it's only to keep from being sad. All these sort of discriminatory things happen all the time and they don't make the newspaper. Nor are there consequences like with the Barneys case. A lot of times, black people are just forced to suck it up and keep it moving as I have done.

I have lived in a predominantly black Brooklyn neighborhood for the past six years. When the organic food store opened a couple of years ago, I would say that for the first year of its existence, I was consistently followed around the store. Employees would pretend to be stacking loaves of bread when they were really checking to see if I was going to put a jar of almond butter in my purse. Normally, I would be like, "Screw this place. I'll go somewhere else," but all the other stores in my neighborhood have garbage produce sections, so I can't. I need fruits and vegetables, so I sucked it up and kept shopping at this particular place and eventually, they left me alone.

And that's absurd. It's absurd that was I judged from the beginning when I clearly make more money than all the damn employees up in that organic food store. It's absurd that after purchasing items from there the first time, it was not enough for the manager to realize I'm not a thief. It's absurd that there were times where I thought, "I better dress up a little, so the stock boys won't think that I'm up to something." It's absurd that there were some days I didn't got to that store because I just didn't have the strength to deal with being made to feel like a criminal in my own neighborhood. It's absurd that "shopping while being black" is a thing. It's absurd that when I explain this white people, I'm made to feel I'm overreacting or "searching" for a reason to feel less than or they reply with, "This happens to me, too." And finally, it's absurd that in 2014, this foolishness is still going on and that I even have to write a post like this.

Republished from Phoebe Robinson's blog Blaria (aka Black Daria): www.blaria.com

Follow Phoebe Robinson on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PRobinsonComedy

Oprah Winfrey. Actor Robert Brown. Condoleezza Rice. What do these people have in common? Their retail experiences were awful because their complexion is darker than the clay that Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze lubed each other up with in Ghost. Or in simpler terms, these famous folks were victims of shopping while black. Unfortunately, this kind of discrimination is nothing new. Last year, two shoppers — Kayla Phillips and Trayon Christian — made national headlines when they were accused of fraud after making expensive purchases at Barneys. Thankfully, on Monday, some fantastic news was announced: the upscale retailer agreed to pay a settlement, including a $525,000 fine, as well as hire an independent anti-profiling consultant for two years. So in honor of this ruling, I want to share some Blaria-fied dos and dont’s on how stores should and shouldn’t treat black customers.

DO: Realize that your ignorance has reached FEMA State of Emergency levels if the number of times it takes me to get your attention is equal to or greater than the number of times I have to say, “Beetlejuice” in order to summon him. Look, I understand. To survive working in retail, you must have a thousand yard stare like you did three tours of Vietnam. But you didn’t. You work in Uniqlo, folding sweaters while Now, That’s What I Call Music Volume 28 blares in the background. So there is no damn reason why the entire first verse, chorus, second chorus, and bridge of Train’s “Drops of Jupiter” plays before you acknowledge my presence. Especially if we’re making eye contact the way groups of married couples did with each other during 1970s key parties while deciding if they want to play a game of “Pass the Peen:”

2014-08-15-larrydavidmichaeljfoxstaredown.gif

source: gifsoup.com

DON’T: Creep up behind me in the produce aisle like the alien from Aliens

2014-08-15-aliens.gif

source: giphy.com

because I’m in the middle of deciding whether to put that container of sliced watermelon in my shopping cart. But thanks to your startling me, I awkwardly announce that I’m really checking out a bushel of giant peaches for a Patti LaBelle peach cobbler recipe, which, let’s face it, probably is “blacker” than just sticking an IV in my arm and mainlining watermelon juice right there in the produce aisle. I know, I know. I need to just own it. We have a black president, I’m rocking an afro, and Erykah Badu’s music taught me how to be a strong, independent woman. I should be able to purchase this delicious fruit without feeling self-conscious. Yet I do because, inevitably at check out, a non-black cashier will ring up the watermelon and do what I did when I was a kid and tried to keep a straight face after my brother got cussed out by my parents in Toys-R-Us:

2014-08-15-obamastraightface.gif

source: fussy.org

DO: Allow me to try on clothes in peace. Don’t get me wrong. You can be attentive, but knocking on the dressing room door as if you’re sending morse code to an American ally in the Ukraine is not meant to be helpful; it’s meant to make your presence known and me nervous. So enough, ‘kay? No more unnecessary knocking on the door, no more creeping over the door “Wilson from Home Improvement-style” and definitely no more sliding underneath it the way my boyfriend does underneath my dress on my birthday:

2014-08-15-slidingunderdoorfinal.gif

source: stillalivesomehow.tumblr.com

DON’T: Turn up your face at the debit/credit card I’m using like I just opened a Tupperware container full of tuna casserole. #BitchICanSeeYourFace. Just because I’m not whipping out a black AMEX card, does not mean that my financials are broken down like an improper fraction. Sure, my bare bones Chase bank debit card is as basic as Dairy Queen’s ice cream cake, but that doesn’t give you the right to do the following when I swipe it on the card machine:

2014-08-15-gleeidklook.gif

source: howdoiputthisgently.tumblr.com

Money is money, so be grateful that my purchases are contributing to your Lean Cuisine account.

DO: Let me look at a high-priced item instead of telling me it’s really expensive and making an expression like the kind I do when my boss tells me she’s going to leave work early, but is still there at 5:15 P.M.:

2014-08-15-JoselineAngrySip12.gif

source: badboibilli.tumblr.com

#BitchICanSeeYourFaceTheSequel. So it would behoove you to make like you’re on World Series of Poker and hide whatever rude things you are thinking about me. Better yet, realize that it is not only extremely ignorant to assume what I can and cannot afford, but it is insulting to imply that because I’m not of a certain race nor dress like I’m of a particular class, I don’t have the right to browse and/or touch high-priced items. Furthermore, please don’t pretend that directing me to the sale section is a friendly suggestion. We both know it is a read. Like a “you just tucked me into bed, read me the entire Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein anthologies, and then said, ‘Turn that night light off, bitch, and go to sleep,’ and left the room” type read. I am not here for that and will leave because of it.

DON’T: Stare at me/follow me around your store because it will make me change the motto on my family crest to Rockwell’s “Somebody’s Watching Me.” In all seriousness, glaring at me and/or following me is unpleasant, but more importantly, it is a boneheaded decision. Why? Jerome D. Williams, a professor and Prudential Chair in Business at Rutgers Business School, explains in his Huffington Post essay regarding Macy’s, Barney’s, and the NYPD’s stance on shoplifting:

The reality is that non-minority shoppers account for most of the criminal activity. This is supported by data provided by the FBI’s UCR database which can be accessed on-line…Taking 2012 data, for example, the FBI data shows that approximately 70 percent of larceny/shoplifting arrestees are white. Our research suggests that whites don’t frequently show up in shoplifting crime statistics to this degree because people aren’t watching them. In fact, one could argue that whatever shoplifting statistics are reported in most cases have a built-in bias and are skewed upward. That’s because the statistics actually are not really an indication of who’s actually shoplifting. They are a reflection of who’s getting caught, and that’s a reflection of who’s getting watched. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Wow. Even if you don’t care about this data because of whatever prejudices you have, your checking account should. Because while you’re spending all your time keeping an eye on me, some white dude just peaced out your store with an unpaid for box of Fruit Loops.

DO: Treat me with respect BEFORE you realize that the white dude down the aisle is my boyfriend. I can’t tell you the amount of times I have been in the store and the following has happened:

When my bf, some of his friends, and I walk into a store together, the sales clerks are like…

2014-08-15-Honeywhats_going_on.gif

source: glee.wiki.com

…then we separate and Jon and his friends are browsing on their lonesome so the clerks come over like…

2014-08-15-amypoehlermeangirls.gif

source: neontommy.com

Yet

2014-08-15-tumbleweedsrevised.gif

source: awesomelyluvvie.com

And I feel like I wandered onto the set of I Am Legend because I cannot get assistance from anyone. But then a couple of employees see my boo walk over to me, kiss me, and place an item in my shopping cart and they:

2014-08-15-startrekworfleap.gif

source: imgur.com

And ask me how I’m doing and if I’m finding everything OK. Cut to me:

2014-08-15-leslieknopestankface.gif

source: mrwgifs.com

Listen, my name is not Julia Roberts and I’m not in the mood to be Pretty Woman‘d. You should be nice to me regardless of whom or whom I’m not dating. Behaving as though I’m only worthy of attention once my boyfriend is beside me is trifling.gov/askasenator. So please get your life together… and then ring my items up.

DON’T: Security guards, when you ask for the receipt and a black customer shows it to you, don’t do what my mom did the first time she saw an iPhone:

2014-08-15-GOTwhatisthissorcery.gif

source: geeksaresexy.net

It’s a receipt and you freaking know it. It is ludicrous that after you’ve seen proof of payment, you still manage to think the items were stolen or worse yet, you let a white couple, who is setting off an alarm, walk out the store because you’re too busy harassing someone who doesn’t deserve it. This is what happened to celebrated writer Roxane Gay as she was leaving a Best Buy earlier this month:

2014-08-15-roxanegaytweet1.jpg

2014-08-15-roxanegaytweet2.jpg

This is a damn shame. No one should be subjected to this type of treatment. So quit trying to find a way for the black patrons in your store to be the criminals you have labeled them in your mind.

DO: Be OK with your hand being near mine when giving me change after a purchase. Actually, be better than OK with it because I’m a human being. Of course, I’m not saying you have to hold my hand like we’re doing a game of Ring Around The Rosie BUT please note that if the distance between our hands when giving me my money isn’t less than the distance required between the faller and spotter during a trust fall exercise at summer camp, then you’re fucking doing it wrong. And my reaction to that nonsense will be the same as the one I have when I try to make one of Rachel Ray’s 30 minutes or less meals and two hours later all I have done is chop some onions and boil water:

2014-08-15-idontunderstandbitch.gif

source: cocaineslays.tumblr.com

OK, I know I’ve been joking around a lot in this blog post, but it’s only to keep from being sad. All these sort of discriminatory things happen all the time and they don’t make the newspaper. Nor are there consequences like with the Barneys case. A lot of times, black people are just forced to suck it up and keep it moving as I have done.

I have lived in a predominantly black Brooklyn neighborhood for the past six years. When the organic food store opened a couple of years ago, I would say that for the first year of its existence, I was consistently followed around the store. Employees would pretend to be stacking loaves of bread when they were really checking to see if I was going to put a jar of almond butter in my purse. Normally, I would be like, “Screw this place. I’ll go somewhere else,” but all the other stores in my neighborhood have garbage produce sections, so I can’t. I need fruits and vegetables, so I sucked it up and kept shopping at this particular place and eventually, they left me alone.

And that’s absurd. It’s absurd that was I judged from the beginning when I clearly make more money than all the damn employees up in that organic food store. It’s absurd that after purchasing items from there the first time, it was not enough for the manager to realize I’m not a thief. It’s absurd that there were times where I thought, “I better dress up a little, so the stock boys won’t think that I’m up to something.” It’s absurd that there were some days I didn’t got to that store because I just didn’t have the strength to deal with being made to feel like a criminal in my own neighborhood. It’s absurd that “shopping while being black” is a thing. It’s absurd that when I explain this white people, I’m made to feel I’m overreacting or “searching” for a reason to feel less than or they reply with, “This happens to me, too.” And finally, it’s absurd that in 2014, this foolishness is still going on and that I even have to write a post like this.

Republished from Phoebe Robinson’s blog Blaria (aka Black Daria): www.blaria.com

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