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Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
Thursday September 6th, 2018 :: 04:22 p.m. CDT

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Flash Flood Watch until 07:00AM Sunday

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Illinois, east central Illinois, southeast Illinois, and west central Illinois, including the following areas, in central Illinois, Christian, De Witt, Logan, Macon, Menard, Piatt, Sangamon, 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. In west central Illinois, Cass, Morgan, and Scott.

* From midnight CDT tonight through Sunday morning

* Periods of heavy rain are expected to develop late tonight, and continue to develop Friday, through Saturday night. The rainfall will develop in response to the remains of Tropical Storm Gordon moving over southern Illinois, and combining with an old frontal boundary that is stalled over the area. Heavy rainfall amounts of 4 to 6 inches will be possible in some areas.

* The additional heavy rain will combine to make flash flooding possible, especially in flood prone and other low lying areas.

* AFFECTED AREAS: DOUGLAS ... MACON ... CUMBERLAND ... EDGAR ... SANGAMON ... SHELBY ... MENARD ... EFFINGHAM ... CLAY ... DE WITT ... CHAMPAIGN ... MORGAN ... LOGAN ... MOULTRIE ... COLES ... LAWRENCE ... CRAWFORD ... CLARK ... CHRISTIAN ... RICHLAND ... PIATT ... SCOTT ... JASPER ... CASS ... VERMILION

Instructions:

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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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:
Severe - Significant 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:
Flash Flood Watch

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