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Henrico County Division of Fire
Wednesday June 3rd, 2009 :: 04:01 p.m. EDT

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Flash Flood Watch issued for Henrico

(Severe Thunderstorm Watch also remians in effect)

Flash Flood Watch
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
338 PM EDT WED JUN 3 2009

FLUVANNA-LOUISA-CUMBERLAND-GOOCHLAND-HANOVER-CAROLINE-AMELIA-
POWHATAN-CHESTERFIELD-HENRICO-KING WILLIAM-KING AND QUEEN-ESSEX-
WESTMORELAND-RICHMOND-NORTHUMBERLAND-LANCASTER-CHARLES CITY-
NEW KENT-GLOUCESTER-MIDDLESEX-MATHEWS-JAMES CITY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LOUISA...GOOCHLAND...ASHLAND...
COLONIAL HEIGHTS...RICHMOND...TAPPAHANNOCK...WILLIAMSBURG
338 PM EDT WED JUN 3 2009

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA...EAST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...THE MIDDLE PENINSULA OF VIRGINIA...THE NORTHERN NECK OF VIRGINIA...THE PENINSULA OF SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA AND THE PIEDMONT OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE
FOLLOWING AREAS...IN CENTRALVIRGINIA...CAROLINE.. CHESTERFIELD...HANOVER AND HENRICO. IN EAST CENTRAL VIRGINIA... CHARLES CITY...KING WILLIAM AND NEW KENT. IN THE MIDDLE PENINSULA OF VIRGINIA...ESSEX...GLOUCESTER...KING AND QUEEN...
MATHEWS AND MIDDLESEX. IN THE NORTHERN NECK OF VIRGINIA... LANCASTER...NORTHUMBERLAND...RICHMOND AND WESTMORELAND. IN THE PENINSULA OF SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA...JAMES CITY. IN THE PIEDMONT OF CENTRAL IRGINIA...AMELIA...CUMBERLAND...FLUVANNA...
GOOCHLAND...LOUISA AND POWHATAN.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG AND AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT THROUGH TONIGHT. STORMS THAT DEVELOP ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE EAST AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH. THIS RELATIVELY SLOW MOVEMENT WILL ALSO ALLOW FOR A HEIGHTENED RISK FOR HEAVY RAINFALL AND LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING.

* FLASH FLOOD GUIDANCE INDICATES THAT AROUND 2 INCHES OF RAIN IN LESS THAN AN HOUR...AND 2.5 TO 3.0 INCHES OF RAIN IN LESS THAN 3 HOURS...WOULD LIKELY CAUSE FLASH FLOODING ON CREEKS AND STREAMS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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HURLEY

Address/Location
Henrico County Division of Fire
P.O. Box 90775
County of Henrico, VA 23273-0775

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 804-501-4900

Anna McRay
Division of Fire
mcr@co.henrico.va.us
804-501-7183

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