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Weakley County Emergency Management
Tuesday February 11th, 2020 :: 03:29 p.m. CST

Advisory

Flood Watch until 08:00AM Thursday

...Flooding Potential Will Continue through Thursday Morning... .The Flood Watch remains in effect through early Thursday Morning to account for a second round of heavy rainfall that will impact the entire Mid-South on Wednesday. An additional 1 to 2 inches is expected with possible higher amounts. Due to saturated grounds across the entire region, flooding of low lying areas, creeks, local rivers, and roadways will be possible with this additional rainfall. In addition to areal flood risk over the watch area, the threat of river flooding will increase significantly through during the latter half of the watch period. The National Weather Service in Memphis has expanded the

* Flood Watch to include portions of East Arkansas, North Mississippi, Southeast Missouri, and West Tennessee, including the following areas, in East Arkansas, Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Greene, Lee, Mississippi, Poinsett, and St. Francis. In North Mississippi, DeSoto. In Southeast Missouri, Dunklin and Pemiscot. In West Tennessee, Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, Obion, Shelby, Tipton, and Weakley.

* Through Thursday morning

* An additional 1 to 2 inches of rainfall with locally higher amounts are possible over saturated soils.

* Low-lying areas and areas adjacent to rivers may flood.

* AFFECTED AREAS: TIPTON ... HENRY ... DESOTO ... GREENE ... CROCKETT ... OBION ... PEMISCOT ... HENDERSON ... DYER ... CARROLL ... MISSISSIPPI ... SHELBY ... LEE ... DUNKLIN ... CROSS ... LAUDERDALE ... LAKE ... HAYWOOD ... HARDEMAN ... DECATUR ... FAYETTE ... WEAKLEY ... MADISON ... CHESTER ... CRAIGHEAD ... CLAY ... GIBSON ... ST. FRANCIS ... BENTON ... CRITTENDEN ... POINSETT

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.

Address/Location
Weakley County Emergency Management
Old 22
Dresden, TN 38225

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 731-364-5454

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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:
Flood Watch

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