Update: Flash Flood Warning issued December 30 at 5:50PM CST expiring December 31 at 12:15AM CST by NWS Lincoln IL

Event: Flash Flood Warning
Sender Name: NWS Lincoln IL
Issued: 2015-12-30T17:51:05-06:00
Expires: 2015-12-31T00:15:00-06:00
WEA Text: Flash Flood Warning this area til 12:15 AM CST. Avoid flood areas. Check local media. -NWS
Description: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
SOUTHWESTERN CRAWFORD COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS…
SOUTHEASTERN JASPER COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ILLINOIS…
NORTHEASTERN RICHLAND COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN ILLINOIS…

* UNTIL 1215 AM CST THURSDAY

* AT 550 PM CST…EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED FLASH FLOODING
ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. FLASH FLOODING IS ALREADY OCCURRING.

FLASH FLOODING IS OCCURRING DUE TO THREE KNOWN LEVEE BREACHES ALONG
THE EMBARRAS RIVER DOWNSTREAM FROM STE MARIE. FLOOD WATERS ARE ALSO
OVERTOPPING THE LEVEES IN SOME AREAS.
Instruction: TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING.

Link to more Info: http://www.weather.gov
Urgency: Immediate
Severity: Severe
Certainty: Likely
Categories: Met,
Area Description: Richland; Crawford; Jasper

Message Identifier: NWS-141029-1120437-1062137
CAP MessageType: Update
Added note: – Flash Flood Warnings warnings