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FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
346 AM CST FRI FEB 21 2014

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MACON IL-MOULTRIE IL-PIATT IL-SHELBY IL-DE WITT IL-
346 AM CST FRI FEB 21 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD WARNING FOR RAIN AND MELTING SNOW IN...
  DE WITT COUNTY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
  MACON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
  MOULTRIE COUNTY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
  PIATT COUNTY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
  SHELBY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 130 PM CST FRIDAY

* AT 346 AM CST...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED
  FLOODING ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. MANY ROADS ACROSS THE COUNTY HAVE
  HAD REPORTS OF FLOODING. THOUGH THE RAIN HAS SUBSIDED...A LOT OF
  STANDING WATER IN THE FIELDS HAS BEEN VERY SLOW TO RECEDE.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...CLINTON...
  DECATUR...MONTICELLO...SHELBYVILLE...SULLIVAN...ALLENVILLE...
  ARGENTA...BEMENT...BETHANY...BLUE MOUND...CERRO GORDO...COWDEN...
  DALTON CITY...DE LAND...FARMER CITY...FINDLAY...FORSYTH...
  HAMMOND...HARRISTOWN...KENNEY...LAKEWOOD...LONG CREEK...
  LOVINGTON...MACON...MANSFIELD...MAROA...MOUNT ZION...OREANA...
  STEWARDSON AND TOWER HILL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. DO
NOT ENTER THE WATER. TURN AROUND AND MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND TO
ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN
WATER BEGINS RISING.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY.

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