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Josephine, Curry counties under flood watch

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Throughout this week, Josephine County is expecting heavy rainfall -- so much so, that the county is under a flood watch until 5 p.m. tomorrow.

"Josephine County is not currently under a flood warning of any kind, which is good news -- that's the more elevated risk," says Emily Ring, manager of the county's emergency services management. 

Ring said that while there is a flood watch, it is not a flood warning, which would require sending out alerts and using emergency resources.

"If there was an elevated risk and we were moving more into that higher impact warning level, we would also be sending additional messaging," Ring says. "But none has been needed at this time.”

Some of the areas the organization is monitoring are O'Brien, sections of Cabe Junction, and areas near the Illinois River.

"There are a couple of sections in Williams Redwood Avenue area that tends to get some culvert and ditch flooding," Ring says. "And then if you are leaving Josephine County and heading north, (there are) those sections of road on those summits."

Curry County is also under a flood watch. NewsWatch 12 reached out to county officials and did not hear back prior to publication.

Mariah Hill is a reporter/producer at NewsWatch 12. You can reach Mariah at

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