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Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
Monday March 26th, 2018 :: 11:13 p.m. CDT

Community

Flood Watch until 12:15AM Tuesday

...POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING TONIGHT THROUGH MUCH OF TUESDAY... ...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT... The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Illinois, east central Illinois, and southeast Illinois, including the following areas, in central Illinois, Christian, Macon, Piatt, 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.

* Through late Tuesday night

* Rainfall of around 2 inches is expected across the region from early Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening. The highest totals around 2.50 inches are expected near the I-70 corridor.

* Much of this area received 2 or more inches of rain last weekend, and the ground is already saturated. In Champaign and Vermilion Counties, this rain will also combine with the rapid melting of a very wet snow pack. With this amount of rain and the saturated ground, flooding is possible in low lying areas, and near ditches and streams.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CHAMPAIGN ... CHRISTIAN ... CLARK ... CLAY ... COLES ... CRAWFORD ... CUMBERLAND ... DOUGLAS ... EDGAR ... EFFINGHAM ... JASPER ... LAWRENCE ... MACON ... MOULTRIE ... PIATT ... RICHLAND ... SHELBY ... VERMILION

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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