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Weakley County Emergency Management
Tuesday March 27th, 2018 :: 05:02 p.m. CDT

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Flood Watch until 02:32PM Sunday

...Heavy Rain Expected Across the Mid-South Tonight through Thursday... .An upper-level storm system will interact with a slow-moving cold front, resulting in heavy rainfall across the Mid-South. Heavy rainfall is expected to begin tonight, mainly along and north of Interstate 40, with the threat slowly spreading south through Wednesday night. Widespread rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected, with localized higher amounts. Run-off from heavy rainfall is expected to result in rapid rises in river and stream levels and may cause low-land flooding. Urban and other poor drainage areas may also experience flooding. Rain will decrease in coverage and intensity on Thursday as drier air moves into the Mid-South. ...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM CDT WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of East Arkansas, North Mississippi, Southeast Missouri, and West Tennessee, including the following areas, in East Arkansas, Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Greene, Lawrence, Lee, Mississippi, Phillips, Poinsett, Randolph, and St. Francis. In North Mississippi, DeSoto and Tunica. In Southeast Missouri, Dunklin and Pemiscot. In West Tennessee, Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, Obion, Shelby, Tipton, and Weakley.

* From 1 AM CDT Wednesday through Thursday morning

* Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches, with localized higher amounts.

* Runoff from heavy rainfall may result in rapid rises in river, stream, and creek levels. Widespread lowland flooding is possible and poor drainage urban areas may experience street flooding.

* AFFECTED AREAS: HENRY ... LAKE ... OBION ... WEAKLEY

Instructions:

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.

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:
Moderate - Possible threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flood Watch

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