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.



 

Heat Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
417 AM EDT Mon Jul 22 2019


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/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.