Residents in East Cape Girardeau and McClure are being urged to evacuate the area.
Illinois State Police say there is potential for water to overtop parts of the East Cape Girardeau levee in Alexander County.
Officials are asking anyone that leaves their home to contact one of these three numbers to leave their address and contact information. Chalen Tatum - Alexander County Board Chairman at (618) 521-8102 Tim Brown - Alexander County Sheriff at (618) 203-6057 EMA Operations at Alexander County Highway Department at (618) 776-5431
A list will be made that will help officials make sure everyone made it out of the area safely.
There are two shelters open for evacuees: Osage Community Center at 1625 North Kingshighway Street in Cape Girardeau, Missouri Shawnee Community College at 8364 Shawnee College Road in Ullin, Illinois