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Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
Saturday February 24th, 2018 :: 07:12 p.m. CST

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Flood Watch until 11:00PM

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT... The Flood Watch continues for

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

* Until midnight CST tonight.

* Additional rain will affect the area through late evening. Some areas will receive another inch or more of rain, especially south of I-70. Thunderstorms will produce locally heavier amounts.

* This area has already received heavy rainfall the last few days, 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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