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City of Salem IL. Department of Emergency Management
Tuesday February 5th, 2019 :: 04:56 p.m. CST

Advisory

Flood Watch until 06:00PM Thursday

The National Weather Service in Saint Louis has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of Illinois and southeast Missouri... including the following counties...in Illinois...Clinton IL... Fayette IL...Marion IL...Randolph IL and Washington IL. In southeast Missouri...Iron MO...Madison MO...Reynolds MO... Saint Francois MO and Sainte Genevieve MO.

* from Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon

* Several rounds of rain with embedded thunderstorms may lead to flooding concerns by Wednesday night and Thursday along rivers and streams and in low lying areas with poor drainage.

* Heavy rainfall will result in flooding of low lying or poor drainage areas...and ultimately dangerous flash flooding on smaller creeks and streams. Significant rises on larger streams and rivers will also be possible.

* AFFECTED AREAS: ST. FRANCOIS ... CLINTON ... REYNOLDS ... MARION ... FAYETTE ... RANDOLPH ... STE. GENEVIEVE ... MADISON ... IRON ... WASHINGTON

Instructions:

A Flood Watch is advanced notice that conditions are favorable that may lead to flooding. People in the Watch area, especially in flood prone areas, should use this time to check on preparedness requirements. Stay informed, and be ready for action if flooding is observed or if a Flood Warning is issued.

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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:
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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