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Harvey Cedars Police Department
Tuesday May 15th, 2018 :: 03:42 a.m. EDT
Advisory

Flash Flood Watch until 02:00AM Wednesday

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Delaware, northeast Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in Delaware, Kent and New Castle. In northeast Maryland, Cecil, Kent MD, and Queen Annes. In New Jersey, Atlantic, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Camden, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Coastal Ocean, Cumberland, Eastern Monmouth, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Northwestern Burlington, Ocean, Salem, Somerset, Southeastern Burlington, and Western Monmouth. In Pennsylvania, Berks, Delaware, Eastern Chester, Eastern Montgomery, Lehigh, Lower Bucks, Philadelphia, Upper Bucks, Western Chester, and Western Montgomery.

* From 4 PM EDT today to 2 AM EDT Wednesday.

* A line of intense thunderstorms is expected to move into the region from the northwest late this afternoon and this evening. There are indications that storms may repeatedly move over the same areas, especially during the evening hours. Localized rainfall of one to three inches is likely where this occurs. Combined with the rainfall received this past weekend, this may lead to a few instances of flash flooding.

* The areas of greatest risk are poor-drainage and urban locations, where rapid runoff may cause localized flash flooding. Quickly responding creeks and streams may also experience flooding in areas receiving the heaviest rainfall. The storms are expected to move through the area during or just after the evening commute. Motorists should be prepared for torrential downpours and potential flooding as the storms move through.

* AFFECTED AREAS: ATLANTIC ... ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY ... CAMDEN ... CAPE MAY ... COASTAL ATLANTIC ... COASTAL OCEAN ... CUMBERLAND ... EASTERN MONMOUTH ... GLOUCESTER ... HUNTERDON ... MERCER ... MIDDLESEX ... NORTHWESTERN BURLINGTON ... OCEAN ... SALEM ... SOMERSET ... SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON ... WESTERN MONMOUTH

Instructions:

A Flash Flood Watch means that there is the potential for flash flooding which can be life-threatening. Heavy rain is expected to occur over a short period of time. Rapidly rising flood waters may quickly inundate roadways and areas of poor drainage. Streams and creeks could leave their banks, flooding nearby properties. Please monitor the forecast, especially if you live in a location that is prone to flooding. Be prepared to take action if a flash flood warning is issued for your area.

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Address/Location
Harvey Cedars Police Department
7606 Long Beach Boulevard
Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008

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Non-emergencies: 609-494-6509

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Watch

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