Voluntary evacuation advisory issued for Allenville, MO

Published: Dec. 28, 2015 at 12:52 PM CST
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ALLENVILLE, MO (KFVS) - The Cape Girardeau County Emergency Management Agency is issuing a voluntary evacuation advisory for several areas in Bollinger and Cape Girardeau County.

Residents in Allenville, Mo. and those living along the Diversion Channel Headwaters from Bollinger County into Cape Girardeau County are being asked to to evacuate because of high flood waters.

According to the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Office, a large cell of storms and rain is moving north into the Heartland.

The sheriff's office warns with the saturated ground and high water levels, a dangerous flash flooding event could occur rapidly.

A flash flood warning is in effect for Bollinger County, Missouri until 10:45 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 28.

The sheriff's office reports if a flash flood warning is issued for Cape Girardeau County very little time would be available to evacuate to higher ground.

The sheriff's swift water rescue team is on standby and staging in the area in the event a full evacuation is necessary.

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