Flash Flood Watch
Flood Watch National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 415 AM EDT Mon Jul 22 2019 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of Delaware, northeast Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in Delaware, Delaware Beaches, Inland Sussex, Kent, and New Castle. In northeast Maryland, Caroline, Cecil, Kent MD, Queen Annes, and Talbot. In New Jersey, Atlantic, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Camden, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Coastal Ocean, Cumberland, Eastern Monmouth, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Northwestern Burlington, Ocean, Salem, Somerset, Southeastern Burlington, Sussex, Warren, and Western Monmouth. In Pennsylvania, Berks, Carbon, Delaware, Eastern Chester, Eastern Montgomery, Lehigh, Lower Bucks, Monroe, Northampton, Philadelphia, Upper Bucks, Western Chester, and Western Montgomery. * From 8 AM EDT this morning through Tuesday morning * Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to bring periods of heavy rain to our region from Monday afternoon into early Tuesday morning. Rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches are expected to be common, with local amounts up to 3 to 4 inches possible. This could lead to flash flooding. * The risk of flash flooding is highest in urbanized and low- lying areas. Rapid rises on small creeks and streams are possible. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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 relatively 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.
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 417 AM EDT Mon Jul 22 2019 DEZ001>004-MDZ008-012-015-019-020-NJZ016-021-023-024-222030- /O.CON.KPHI.HT.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-190722T2300Z/ New Castle-Kent-Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Cecil-Kent MD- Queen Annes-Talbot-Caroline-Salem-Cumberland-Cape May- Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Including the cities of Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown, Rehoboth Beach, Elkton, Chestertown, Centreville, Easton, Denton, Pennsville, Millville, Cape May Court House, and Ocean City 417 AM EDT Mon Jul 22 2019 ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING... * HEAT INDEX VALUES...Up to 104 due to temperatures in the mid 90s, and dewpoints in the mid 70s. * TIMING...Monday afternoon. * IMPACTS...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1.