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Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
Thursday May 23rd, 2019 :: 04:10 a.m. CDT

Alert

Flash Flood Warning until 09:30AM

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for... Southern Shelby County in central Illinois... Western Cumberland County in east central Illinois... Northern Effingham County in south central Illinois...

* Until 930 AM CDT.

* At 333 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Effingham, Toledo, Altamont, Neoga, Teutopolis, Greenup, Stewardson, Cowden, Beecher City, Jewett, Shumway, Montrose, Woodbury, Moccasin, Herrick, Sigel, Trowbridge, Mode and Lake Sara. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area. This includes the following highways... Interstate 57 between mile markers 158 and 177. Interstate 70 between mile markers 88 and 117.

* AFFECTED AREAS: EFFINGHAM, IL ... CUMBERLAND, IL ... SHELBY, IL

Instructions:

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

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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:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Warning

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