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Weakley County Emergency Management
Tuesday August 29th, 2017 :: 03:50 p.m. CDT

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Flash Flood Watch until 07:00PM Friday

...Widespread heavy rainfall expected across the Mid-South... .Tropical Storm Harvey will move toward the Mid-South over the next few days, resulting in widespread heavy rainfall across the Mid-South. Rainfall amounts may exceed 6 inches in some locations. The heaviest rainfall is expected to affect the Mid-South Thursday and Thursday night, but periods of localized heavy rainfall will be possible through Friday. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING... The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of East Arkansas, North Mississippi, and West Tennessee, including the following areas, in East Arkansas, Crittenden, Lee, Phillips, and St. Francis. In North Mississippi, Benton, Coahoma, DeSoto, Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Tate, and Tunica. In West Tennessee, Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lauderdale, Madison, Shelby, Tipton, and Weakley.

* From Wednesday afternoon through Friday evening

* Heavy rainfall is expected to develop across the Mid-South as the remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey moving northeast across the area. The heaviest rainfall is expected Thursday and Thursday night. Some areas may exceed 6 inches of rainfall.

* Sharp rises in creeks and small streams may occur. Low-lying areas may quickly become flooded. Low-lying areas in both urban and rural settings will be most prone to flooding. Travelers should be aware of these threat areas and avoid them if at all possible. In addition persons should avoid outside activity near culverts, ditches,and ravines as these have proven deadly during flash flood events.

* AFFECTED AREAS: BENTON ... CARROLL ... CHESTER ... CROCKETT ... DECATUR ... DYER ... FAYETTE ... GIBSON ... HARDEMAN ... HAYWOOD ... HENDERSON ... HENRY ... LAUDERDALE ... MADISON ... SHELBY ... TIPTON ... 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.

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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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