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Henrico County Division of Fire
Wednesday November 11th, 2009 :: 11:08 a.m. EST

Advisory

Flood watch issued for Henrico County. Remember, if the roadway is covered in water, Turn Around, Don't Drown!

The National Weather Service reports a Flood Watch for Henrico County:

Description:

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS EXPANDED THE * FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA...EAST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...THE MIDDLE PENINSULA OF VIRGINIA...THE NORTHERN NECK OF VIRGINIA AND THE PIEDMONT OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA...CHESTERFIELD...HANOVER AND HENRICO. IN EAST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...KING WILLIAM AND NEW KENT. IN THE MIDDLE PENINSULA OF VIRGINIA...ESSEX...KING AND QUEEN AND MIDDLESEX. IN THE NORTHERN NECK OF VIRGINIA...LANCASTER...NORTHUMBERLAND AND RICHMOND. IN THE PIEDMONT OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA...AMELIA... CUMBERLAND...GOOCHLAND AND POWHATAN. * THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON * PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN ARE EXPECTED BEGINNING TODAY...AND LASTING INTO THURSDAY. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES ARE ANTICIPATED THROUGH 600 PM THURSDAY EVENING...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. * PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL MAY CAUSE FLOODING OF CREEKS AND SMALL STREAMS WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. IN ADDITION...RIVER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO RISE SIGNIFICANTLY...WITH MINOR RIVER FLOODING POSSIBLE LATE IN THE WEEK. ADDITIONALLY...FLOODING MAY OCCUR IN POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

Affected Areas:

...PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN THROUGH THURSDAY... .THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL CYCLONE IDA WILL CONTINUE TO PUMP MOISTURE NORTH THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT. RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES TODAY...AND CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT. WIDESPREAD RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 7 INCHES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...BEFORE THE RAINFALL INTENSITY DIMINISHES LATE THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. VAZ061 > 063-068 > 074-076 > 078-083-085-111715- /O.EXB.KAKQ.FA.A.0003.091111T0910Z-091112T2300Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ CUMBERLAND-GOOCHLAND-HANOVER-AMELIA-POWHATAN-CHESTERFIELD-HENRICO- KING WILLIAM-KING AND QUEEN-ESSEX-RICHMOND-NORTHUMBERLAND- LANCASTER-NEW KENT-MIDDLESEX- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GOOCHLAND...ASHLAND... COLONIAL HEIGHTS...RICHMOND...TAPPAHANNOCK 41

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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