Flood Warning Delaware

By: Weather
By: Weather

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
433 PM EDT FRI SEP 23 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY NJ HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN...
KENT COUNTY IN CENTRAL DELAWARE...
CAROLINE COUNTY IN EASTERN MARYLAND...
CECIL COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MARYLAND...
QUEEN ANNE`S COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MARYLAND...
TALBOT COUNTY IN EASTERN MARYLAND...
SUSSEX COUNTY IN SOUTHERN DELAWARE...
NEW CASTLE COUNTY IN NORTHERN DELAWARE...

* UNTIL 1030 PM EDT

* AT 425 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED MORE
RAIN MOVING BACK INTO THE WARNED AREA. WITH UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN
ALREADY FALLING ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE DELMARVA COMBINED WITH
ANOTHER ONE TO TWO INCHES THIS EVENING, EXCESSIVE RUNOFF WILL CAUSE
FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS, URBAN AREAS, HIGHWAYS, STREETS
AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING
SPOTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. MOVE UP TO
HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO
FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.


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