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Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
Tuesday May 21st, 2019 :: 04:07 a.m. CDT

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Flash Flood Watch until 01:00AM Wednesday

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Illinois, east central Illinois, and west central Illinois, including the following areas, in central Illinois, Christian, De Witt, Logan, Macon, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Menard, Peoria, Piatt, Sangamon, Shelby, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford. In east central Illinois, Moultrie. In west central Illinois, Cass, Fulton, Knox, Morgan, Schuyler, and Scott.

* Through late tonight

* Additional rainfall today and tonight over nearly saturated ground may lead to flash flooding across portions of central Illinois. Steady moderate to occasionally heavy rain will continue to overspread the region this morning. Soils are already near saturated for much of the area, especially along and north of the Illinois River valley which has received heavy rainfall over the past several days. Strong thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall over a short period of time will return this evening and tonight. Up to a couple inches of rain are possible through late this evening along with locally higher amounts.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CHRISTIAN ... PEORIA ... MARSHALL ... LOGAN ... MOULTRIE ... WOODFORD ... MACON ... MASON ... SCOTT ... STARK ... KNOX ... SANGAMON ... SCHUYLER ... MCLEAN ... SHELBY ... PIATT ... FULTON ... MENARD ... TAZEWELL ... DE WITT ... CASS ... 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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