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Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
Wednesday May 3rd, 2017 :: 03:09 p.m. CDT
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Flash Flood Watch until 07:00AM Friday

...PERIODIC HEAVY RAINS FROM TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT... ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... 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, 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.

* Through Friday morning

* More heavy rain is headed for central and southeast Illinois today through Thursday night. This wave of rain will fall on saturated soils, allowing flooding to 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 tonight 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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