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Weakley County Emergency Management
Wednesday February 21st, 2018 :: 12:01 a.m. CST

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Flood Watch until 01:00AM Wednesday

...Flooding Likely Across Portions of the Mid-South Tonight Through Late Saturday Night... .A slow-moving cold front will interact with deep moisture to produce showers and thunderstorms across the Mid-South this week. Widespread heavy rainfall is expected to develop late tonight and continue into early Thursday. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are expected in the watch area through Wednesday night, with an additional 2 to 4 inches possible Friday night through Saturday night. Localized higher amounts are possible. Very moist soils due to recent rainfall will result in significant run-off. Flooding is likely along many of the rivers and tributaries. In addition, widespread flooding of lowlands and poor drainage urban areas is anticipated. Additional heavy rainfall is expected later in the week. ...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT... The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of East Arkansas, North Mississippi, Southeast Missouri, and West Tennessee, including the following areas, in East Arkansas, Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Greene, Lawrence, Lee, Mississippi, Phillips, Poinsett, Randolph, and St. Francis. In North Mississippi, Alcorn, Benton, Coahoma, DeSoto, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Tate, Tippah, and Tunica. In Southeast Missouri, Dunklin and Pemiscot. In West Tennessee, Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Shelby, Tipton, and Weakley.

* Through late Saturday night

* Heavy rainfall is expected across much of the Mid-South. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible, with localized higher amounts. Another round of heavy rainfall is expected Friday night through Saturday night.

* Runoff from heavy rainfall may result in rapid rises in river, stream, and creek levels. Widespread lowland flooding is possible and poor drainage urban areas may experience street flooding.

* AFFECTED AREAS: BENTON ... CARROLL ... CHESTER ... CROCKETT ... DECATUR ... DYER ... FAYETTE ... GIBSON ... HARDEMAN ... HARDIN ... HAYWOOD ... HENDERSON ... HENRY ... LAKE ... LAUDERDALE ... MADISON ... MCNAIRY ... OBION ... SHELBY ... TIPTON ... WEAKLEY

Instructions:

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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Address/Location
Weakley County Emergency Management
Old State Hwy 22
Dresden, TN 38225

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 731-364-5454

Alert Details

Severity:
Moderate - Possible 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:
Flood Watch

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