Taylorville and Christian County emergency officials are urging people to “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.” The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the area, saying that 2 to 3 ½ more inches of rain could fall across the area. Emergency officials say people should never underestimate the power of water.
Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp says it doesn’t take much water to knock an adult over.
Taylorville Assistant Fire Chief Andy Goodall says once trouble happens, you may be out of luck.
Taylorville Police Chief Brian Hile says water can move, rise, and recede very quickly.
Goodall says that in the last major flooding event, there were seven deaths in the state and four of those were in Christian County. Kettelkamp says they don’t want to see repeats of those deaths that happened in the Kincaid and Edinburg areas back in December of 2015.