A disaster proclamation has been issued for Jackson County, Illinois.
According to Jackson County EMA, any thunderstorms that develop Monday or Monday night could produce flash flooding in a very short period of time. Most area rivers are already experiencing flooding and rivers flooding will only worsen with the additional heavy rainfall. Officials are monitoring the situation and continue to prepare for potential threats to county residents. Flooding is expected to occur in areas that have never received flooding before. It is advised to take precautions and prepare before the floods happen.
If flooding occurs it is advisable to avoid contact with flood waters and Jackson County advises people follow these safety rules:
A posting of road closures will be issued two times a day on the Jackson County EMA website at www.JacksonCountyEMA.com.
Please check these sites daily to receive the most updated information on road closures.
As of 3 p.m., April 25, 2011 the roads listed below are closed and/or flooded:
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