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Monroe Township Office of Emergency Management
Wednesday June 19th, 2019 :: 03:19 a.m. EDT

Advisory

Flash Flood Watch until 06:00AM Thursday

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in New Jersey, Eastern Monmouth, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Warren, and Western Monmouth. In Pennsylvania, Berks, Carbon, Eastern Montgomery, Lehigh, Lower Bucks, Monroe, Northampton, Upper Bucks, and Western Montgomery.

* From noon EDT today through late tonight

* Showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight will be capable of producing torrential rainfall, with local amounts of 1 to 3 inches potentially occurring in a short period of time. This could lead to localized flash flooding.

* The risk of flash flooding is highest in urbanized and low- lying areas. Rapid rises on small creeks and streams are possible.

* AFFECTED AREAS: UPPER BUCKS ... SOMERSET ... EASTERN MONMOUTH ... MERCER ... WESTERN MONTGOMERY ... EASTERN MONTGOMERY ... LEHIGH ... BERKS ... MIDDLESEX ... MORRIS ... LOWER BUCKS ... HUNTERDON ... CARBON ... WARREN ... WESTERN MONMOUTH ... NORTHAMPTON ... MONROE ... SUSSEX

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
Monroe Township Office of Emergency Management
3 Municipal Plaza
Monroe Township, NJ 08831

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-521-0222

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flash Flood Watch

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