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Weakley County Emergency Management
Wednesday March 9th, 2016 :: 07:19 p.m. CST

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Flash Flood Watch in effect through Friday afternoon

...PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED ACROSS AREAS ALONG AND WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER... .A STALLED FRONT WILL BRING PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN TO EAST ARKANSAS...THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL...WEST TENNESSEE...AND PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI THROUGH AT LEAST LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON. SEVERAL INCHES OF RAIN ARE EXPECTED WHICH WILL LIKELY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING AND RIVER FLOODING IN THE WATCH AREA. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF NORTH MISSISSIPPI AND WEST TENNESSEE...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTH MISSISSIPPI...BENTON...MARSHALL...PANOLA AND TALLAHATCHIE. IN WEST TENNESSEE...CARROLL...CROCKETT...FAYETTE...GIBSON... HARDEMAN...HAYWOOD...HENRY...MADISON AND WEAKLEY.

* THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON

* ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF FOUR TO SIX INCHES WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS. STORM TOTAL RAINFALL THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON COULD TOP 10 INCHES ACROSS PARTS OF EAST ARKANSAS.

* A LACK OF VEGETATION AND MOIST SOILS ACROSS THE REGION MAY INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR RUNOFF FROM EXCESSIVE RAINFALL. THE COMBINATION OF VERY HIGH RAINFALL TOTALS AND RUNOFF...COULD LEAD TO RIVER FLOODING PARTICULARLY ALONG THE BLACK RIVER AND ST. FRANCIS RIVER BASINS AS WELL AS FLASH FLOODING IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS DURING THE HEAVIEST SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SMALL DITCHES... CREEKS...AND STREAMS COULD FILL QUICKLY. IF DRIVING AND YOU ENCOUNTER A FLOODED ROADWAY...TURN AROUND AND TAKE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE. REMEMBER TURN AROUND DON/T DROWN.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CARROLL ... CROCKETT ... FAYETTE ... GIBSON ... HARDEMAN ... HAYWOOD ... HENRY ... MADISON ... WEAKLEY

Instructions:

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

Address/Location
Weakley County Emergency Management
Old 22
Dresden, TN 38225

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 731-364-5454

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Watch

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