CHAMPAIGN, IL (KFVS) - The remnants of Hurricane Issac will be making it's way into Illinois on Friday and Saturday.
Officials at the National Weather Service say that the drought conditions will actually exacerbate flash flooding. Ground that is dry and hard will not allow the water to soak in, at least initially, thus contributing to rapid runoff and flash flooding.
The University of Illinois Extension is offering these tips on dealing with flash flooding:
Prepare Your Office: If your office has a basement or is otherwise prone to flooding, now would be a good time to make sure that sump pumps (if any) are operating properly.
Events: If you have events scheduled for Saturday or Sunday, keep an eye on the weather.
Preparing your home: Make sure that all valuable items are up off the floor, and emergency kits are up to date.