Threat persists for Clinton Levy

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[December 29, 2015]  Monday, December 29 at 342 pm cst...DeWitt County emergency management indicated that a breech of a reservoir in Clinton remains imminent...due to the excessive heavy rain.

The reservoir in question is on the northeast side of Clinton...not the northwest as was reported earlier. It is located north of north street as state highway 54 leaves the northeast part of town. Based on past failures of this reservoir... Flooding would occur on state highways 54 and 10 if a failure

Extensive flooding of secondary roads continues across the remainder of De Witt county. There is also water covering state highway 10 near Hallsville as well as near Clinton. While the heaviest rain has moved out of the area...the flooding will linger for some time.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...Clinton...Farmer City...Wapella... Waynesville...Weldon...Kenney...De Witt... Lane...Midland City...Rowell...Hallsville...Clinton Lake Dam and Weldon Springs state park.

This includes interstate 74 between mile markers 156 and 160.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.

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