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Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
Friday June 21st, 2019 :: 03:27 p.m. CDT

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Flash Flood Watch until 07:00AM Saturday

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, Logan, Macon, Mason, Menard, Sangamon, and Shelby. In east central Illinois, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, and Moultrie. In southeast Illinois, Clay, Crawford, Effingham, Jasper, Lawrence, and Richland. In west central Illinois, Cass, Fulton, Morgan, Schuyler, and Scott.

* Through 7 AM CDT Saturday morning

* Heavy rain from multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms through early evening, and again late this evening and overnight is expected over areas south of I-74. The ground is already very saturated from moderate to heavy rainfall since Wednesday, and many rivers and streams remain high with some of the major rivers still in flood. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches with locally higher amounts through tonight could lead to flash flooding, especially in low lying and poor drainage areas.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CHRISTIAN ... CLARK ... DOUGLAS ... LOGAN ... MOULTRIE ... MACON ... MASON ... CUMBERLAND ... LAWRENCE ... SCOTT ... SANGAMON ... SCHUYLER ... COLES ... SHELBY ... RICHLAND ... CRAWFORD ... EFFINGHAM ... FULTON ... MENARD ... CLAY ... CASS ... JASPER ... MORGAN ... EDGAR

Instructions:

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION especially at night. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. Never drive across a flooded roadway.

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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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