The flood watch is for the
counties of McLean, Logan, DeWitt, Piatt, Champaign, Vermilion,
Sangamon, Christian, Macon, Moultrie, Douglas, Coles, Edgar, Shelby,
Cumberland, Clark, Effingham, Jasper, Crawford, Clay, Richland and
Lawrence, including the cities of Bloomington, Normal, Lincoln,
Champaign, Urbana, Danville, Springfield, Taylorville, Decatur,
Charleston, Mattoon, Shelbyville, Effingham, Flora and
Where: The flood
watch continues for portions of central Illinois, east-central
Illinois and southeast Illinois, including the following areas:
Illinois: Christian, DeWitt, Logan, Macon, McLean, Moultrie,
Piatt, Sangamon and Shelby counties.
Illinois: Champaign, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar
and Vermilion counties.
In southeast Illinois: Clay, Crawford,
Effingham, Jasper, Lawrence and Richland counties.
When: From noon Tuesday through late Tuesday night.
Details: Heavy rainfall is expected across the majority of
central and southeast Illinois Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday
night. Rainfall amounts of around 2 inches are possible in the watch
area. A large part of the area has frozen ground, and this will
cause the majority of the rain to become runoff, causing a rapid
rise of streams and area rivers.
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Precautionary, preparedness actions:
A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. People living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.
(Or see below for Jan. 29 graphic.)
For updates, check http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ilx/.
[Text from National Weather Service,