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City of Salem IL. Department of Emergency Management
Tuesday June 12th, 2018 :: 05:33 a.m. CDT

Alert

Flash Flood Warning until 11:30AM

The National Weather Service in St Louis has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for... Northern Marion County in south central Illinois... Southern Fayette County in south central Illinois...

* Until 1130 AM CDT Tuesday.

* At 525 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to three inches of rain have already fallen in the past one to two hours. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Salem, Vandalia, St. Elmo, Kinmundy, Brownstown, Patoka, Farina, Omega, Fairman, Stephen Forbes Station, Shobonier, Avena, Tonti, La Clede, Pittsburg, Shafter, St. Peter, Alma, Vernon and Loogootee. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area in the next two hours. This includes the following highways... Interstate 70 in Illinois between exits 61 and 76. Interstate 57 in Illinois between exits 127 and 135.

* AFFECTED AREAS: FAYETTE ... MARION

Instructions:

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

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Address/Location
City of Salem IL. Department of Emergency Management
201 S Rotan St
Salem, IL 62881

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1

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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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