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Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
Saturday February 24th, 2018 :: 09:05 a.m. CST

Community

Flood Watch until 12:00PM

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING... The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Illinois, east central Illinois, and southeast Illinois, including the following areas, in central Illinois, Shelby. In east central Illinois, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, and Edgar. In southeast Illinois, Clay, Crawford, Effingham, Jasper, Lawrence, and Richland.

* Through this evening

* Rain will continue through this evening. The rain may be heavy at times this morning, and again this evening. Up to 2 inches of additional rainfall are expected through this evening, though some locally higher totals are possible in thunderstorms.

* This area has already received locally heavy rainfall earlier this week, and the ground is saturated. Much of the rain will be unable to be absorbed into the soil, resulting in flooding of low lying areas, and near ditches and streams. Flooding along area rivers will be enhanced with this additional runoff.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CLARK ... CLAY ... COLES ... CRAWFORD ... CUMBERLAND ... EDGAR ... EFFINGHAM ... JASPER ... LAWRENCE ... RICHLAND ... SHELBY

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
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:
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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