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Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
Tuesday May 2nd, 2017 :: 02:58 p.m. CDT
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Flash Flood Watch until 12:00AM Friday

...More heavy rain on the way Wednesday and Thursday... ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING... The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch 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, Menard, Piatt, Sangamon, and Shelby. In east central Illinois, Champaign, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie, and Vermilion. In southeast Illinois, Clay, Crawford, Effingham, Jasper, Lawrence, and Richland. In west central Illinois, Cass, Morgan, and Scott.

* From Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening

* More heavy rain is headed for central and southeast Illinois Wednesday and Thursday following recent heavy rain and flooding. Due to the saturated conditions preceding this storm system, flooding will develop more quickly than normal. Rainfall totals are expected to range from 2 to 3.5 inches in most areas. The heaviest period of rainfall is expected Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon.

* In addition to potential flooding of streets and roads in flood prone areas, area rivers and streams are likely to experience a worsening of flooding. This would persist for several days after the rain ends.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CASS ... CHAMPAIGN ... CHRISTIAN ... CLARK ... CLAY ... COLES ... CRAWFORD ... CUMBERLAND ... DE WITT ... DOUGLAS ... EDGAR ... EFFINGHAM ... JASPER ... LAWRENCE ... LOGAN ... MACON ... MENARD ... MORGAN ... MOULTRIE ... PIATT ... RICHLAND ... SANGAMON ... SCOTT ... SHELBY ... VERMILION

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:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Watch

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