Residents of Shelbyville/Shelby County December 21, 2013 FLOODING ALERT

Residents of Shelbyville/Shelby County
December 21, 2013 FLOODING ALERT

Due to heavy rain and projections by the National Weather Service storm waters in our immediate area will produce flooding conditions.

The Big Blue River is projected to crest just short of 20 feet on Sunday Morning at 1am. Prior to that low lying areas will flood. Flooding could exceed the 1913 flood.

We are advising residents in low lying areas prepare to evacuate the homes until the river crests, and flood waters subside sometime after 1am on Sunday morning December 22nd, 2013.

We are anticipating establishing an Evacuation Shelter this evening after 7:00pm at the Shelbyville High School.

Areas expected to be affected:
West of State Road 9/Harrison Street and North of Washington Street in Shelbyville

Walkerville/ Kennedy Park
East Washington, East Jackson, East Franklin, Murdock, Indiana Ave., Minster Drive, Coffey Lane,
Red Bud Acres
Johnson’s Camp
Beechbrook Addition
Lee’s Camp
Lewis Creek
Walnut Grove
Willow Park

Residents in these areas are being asked to evacuate their homes until flooding recedes.

City of Shelbyville/Shelby County

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