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Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
Wednesday July 31st, 2019 :: 07:06 a.m. EDT


Flash Flood Watch

Flash Flood Watch went into effect from 2 PM, until 8 PM. Be prepared to take action in the event that flooding develops.

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of northern Delaware, northeast
  Maryland, New Jersey, and southeast Pennsylvania, including
  the following areas, in northern Delaware, New Castle. In
  northeast Maryland, Cecil. In New Jersey, Camden, Gloucester,
  Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Northwestern Burlington,
  Salem, Somerset, and Western Monmouth. In southeast
  Pennsylvania, Delaware, Eastern Chester, Eastern Montgomery,
  Lower Bucks, Philadelphia, Upper Bucks, Western Chester, and
  Western Montgomery.

* From 2 PM EDT this afternoon through this evening

* Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to bring periods of heavy
  rain to our region this afternoon into early evening. Rainfall
  totals of 1 to 2 inches are expected for some areas, with local
  amounts up to 3 to 4 inches possible. This rain could fall in a
  short period of time which could lead to areas of flash

* There is the potential for flooding along small streams and
  creeks, on roadways, and in areas of poor drainage.


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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Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
240 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

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