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Flood warnings continue for local rivers through the week

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a * Flood Warning for…  Perry County in south central Illinois…  White County in southeastern Illinois…  Wayne County in south central Illinois…  Wabash County in southeastern Illinois…  Jefferson County in south central Illinois…  Edwards County in southeastern Illinois…  Williamson County in southern Illinois…  Saline County in southern Illinois…  Jackson County in southern Illinois…  Franklin County in south central Illinois…  Hamilton County in south central Illinois… * Until 545 PM CDT Monday The Flood Warning continues for the Little Wabash River at Carmi* until further notice.* At 8 PM Sunday the stage was 30.8 feet.* Flood Stage is 27.0 feet.* Minor flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.* Forecast…The river will crest near 35.0 feet next Saturday morning.  Moderate flood conditions are expected Wednesday evening with major  flooding expected by next Saturday. The record is 38.44 feet set on  May 12th, 1961.* Impact…At 35.5 Feet…Businesses just downstream of IL Route 14  and Route 1 in Carmi flood. .Major flooding will develop along the Little Wabash River at Carmi, ILnext weekend, cresting less than 4 feet from the all time record. Moderateflood conditions will develop by mid week.

 

 

The Flood Warning continues for the Skillet Fork River at Wayne City.* until late Wednesday night.* At 8 PM Sunday the stage was 21.3 feet.* Flood Stage is 15.0 feet.* Major flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.* Forecast…The river will crest near 23 feet Monday evening.  The river will fall below flood stage Wednesday evening. The record  level is 26.68 feet on May 8th, 1961.

 

The Flood Warning continues for  The Wabash River at Mount Carmel.* from Monday morning until further notice.* At  8:45 PM Sunday the stage was 16.1 feet.* Flood stage is 19.0 feet.* Moderate flooding is forecast.* Forecast…Rise above flood stage by tomorrow late morning and  continue to rise to near 26.8 feet by early Monday morning.* At 26.7 feet…Wilson Road, a north-south road in Knox County near  the confluence of the White and Wabash Rivers, is flooded in the  Little Rock area in 2 or 3 places.  One location the water is too  deep for vehicles.  Extensive agricultural flooding progress in  areas that are not protected by levees.  Three Illinois township  roads south of Illinois 1 between Keensburg and Grayville are  flooded for a total of 10 miles. Access to oil fields in the  Keensburg and Grayville are blocked by high water.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flooddeaths occur in vehicles. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of smallcreeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lyingspots.