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Weakley County Emergency Management
Friday February 23rd, 2018 :: 09:26 p.m. CST

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Flood Watch until 09:36AM Monday

...The potential for Flooding will continue across much of the Midsouth Through Late Saturday Night... .A low pressure system will interact with deep moisture to produce showers and thunderstorms across the Midsouth through late Saturday night. Rainfall of 2 to 5 inches will be possible, mainly north of Interstate 40. This additional rainfall on saturated soils will result in additional run-off into rivers that are already running high from recent rainfall. Widespread flooding of rural lowlands and poor drainage urban areas is also anticipated. ...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

* Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are possible through Saturday Night, with highest amounts expected north of Interstate 40.

* Runoff from heavy rainfall may result in rapid rises in river, stream, and creek levels. Widespread rural 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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