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Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
Tuesday April 3rd, 2018 :: 08:32 a.m. CDT
Alert

Flash Flood Warning until 11:30AM

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for... Southern Coles County in east central Illinois... Southern Edgar County in east central Illinois... Clark County in east central Illinois... Southeastern Shelby County in central Illinois... Cumberland County in east central Illinois... Northern Effingham County in south central Illinois...

* Until 1130 AM CDT

* At 827 AM CDT, trained weather spotters reported thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Charleston, Mattoon, Paris, Marshall, Toledo, Casey, Neoga, Greenup, Martinsville, Kansas, Ashmore, Stewardson, Cowden, Westfield, Beecher City, Lerna, Vermilion, Jewett, Shumway and Montrose. This includes the following highways... Interstate 57 between mile markers 164 and 189. Interstate 70 between mile markers 104 and 154.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CLARK ... COLES ... CUMBERLAND ... EDGAR ... EFFINGHAM ... SHELBY

Instructions:

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

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Address/Location
Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
315 East Main Street
Shelbyville, IL 62565

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 217-774-1499

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Warning

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