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Update: Area under flood advisory

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Update

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis placed Clay County under a flood advisory through the evening.

At 9:09 a.m., Wednesday morning, heavy rain covered most of the warning area, which also includes Fountain, Owen, Vigo, Vermillion, Parke, Greene, Sullivan and Warren counties.

The advisory is to last until 7:15 p.m., tonight.

A flood warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported. Flash flooding is not expected. However, all interested parties, according to the service, should take necessary precautions.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, highways and underpasses.

Additional, country roads and farmlands along the banks of creeks, streams and other low lying areas are subject to flooding.

Early Wednesday morning, the service called for a high wind warning for the area, in effect from 10 a.m. Wednesday until 1 a.m., Thursday.

The service is calling for winds out of the south of 20-30 mph with gusts around 45 mph increasing to 30-35 mph. By this afternoon, the service is calling for wind gusts reaching up to 60 mph.

The chance of precipitation, according to the service, is 100 percent.

The service is calling for a windy evening with lows in the mid-30s. Wind gusts could reach as high as 50 mph.

The temperature, according to the service, is expected to lower Thursday, with a high in the 40s. Winds, however, are expected to to be 10-20 mph.

As a result of the wind advisory, Duke Energy announced it will have crews and support personnel prepared to restore electric service if needed.

Duke Energy suggested to all customers to have flashlights, batteries and other essential items on hand and to make sure all stay away from fallen or damaged power lines.

For more information on electric service interruption, call 1-800-343-3525.


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