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Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
Wednesday May 1st, 2019 :: 04:16 p.m. CDT

Community

Flash Flood Watch until 07:00PM Thursday

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* Portions of central Illinois, east central Illinois, southeast Illinois, and west central Illinois, including the following areas, in central Illinois, Christian, De Witt, Logan, Macon, Mason, McLean, Menard, Piatt, Shelby, Tazewell, and Woodford. In east central Illinois, Champaign, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, and Moultrie. In southeast Illinois, Clay, Effingham, and Jasper. In west central Illinois, Cass, Morgan, and Scott.

* Through Thursday evening

* Additional rainfall tonight through Thursday will once again cause flooding issues around the Midwest. Heavy rainfall will spread across the region tonight from northwest to southeast, as a boundary continues to linger throughout central Illinois.

* Some rural roadways remain closed due to high water, and will remain closed over the next day or two. Flash Flooding will be possible again tonight through Thursday night, as up to an additional inch of rain will be possible.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CHRISTIAN ... DOUGLAS ... LOGAN ... MOULTRIE ... WOODFORD ... MASON ... MACON ... CUMBERLAND ... SCOTT ... COLES ... MCLEAN ... SHELBY ... PIATT ... EFFINGHAM ... MENARD ... CLAY ... TAZEWELL ... DE WITT ... CASS ... CHAMPAIGN ... JASPER ... MORGAN

Instructions:

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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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:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Watch

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