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There are flood warnings across central Illinois as rain continues to fall across the area. Although most of Wednesday night and Thursday has been quiet for area emergency responders, that does not mean the threat is over.


A flash flood watch is still in effect for most of the area until Friday morning. Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp says it doesn’t take much floodwater to do serious damage.



So far Taylorville emergency officials say no news is good news for emergency calls. But Assistant Fire Chief Andy Goodall warns that doesn’t mean residents should take unnecessary chances.



Rain chances should start to diminish overnight, according to the National Weather Service, but another inch of rain could still fall throughout the day Thursday.

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