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Weakley County Emergency Management
Saturday February 9th, 2019 :: 03:40 p.m. CST

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Flood Watch until 12:00AM Tuesday

A stalled frontal boundary will remain located across Northeast Arkansas, the Missouri Bootheel, and Northwest Tennessee Sunday through Monday evening. Weak disturbances will move along the front bring several rounds of moderate to heavy rain to the area. With fairly wet soil conditions already in place, this rain could lead to areal flooding in many locations. In addition, the rainfall result in river flooding across much of the region. A cold front will then move into the region Monday Night and Tuesday ending the threat for heavy rainfall. The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of East Arkansas, Southeast Missouri, and West Tennessee, including the following areas, in East Arkansas, Clay, Craighead, Greene, Mississippi, and Poinsett. In Southeast Missouri, Dunklin and Pemiscot. In West Tennessee, Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Obion, and Weakley.

* From Sunday evening through Monday evening

* Three to five inches of rainfall with isolated heavier amounts will fall over an already saturated ground.

* Low lying and poor drainage areas will be at risk for flash flooding. Also the threat for river and small stream flooding will increase by Monday.

* AFFECTED AREAS: OBION ... HENRY ... WEAKLEY ... CROCKETT ... CRAIGHEAD ... CLAY ... GIBSON ... PEMISCOT ... DYER ... MISSISSIPPI ... CARROLL ... BENTON ... GREENE ... POINSETT ... LAUDERDALE ... LAKE ... DUNKLIN

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.

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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:
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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