Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch  National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ  302 AM EDT Thu Aug 13 2020    ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH  THIS EVENING...    The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a    * Flash Flood Watch for portions of Delaware, northeastern    Maryland, southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania.    * From 8:00 AM this morning until midnight tonight.    * Slow moving showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop    in the region today. Locally heavy downpours are anticipated.    Rainfall amounts as high as 2 to 4 inches are possible in a    short amount of time.    * The ground remains saturated and streams and creeks are running    high. As a result, much of the area is more susceptible to    flooding than usual. The heavy rain will result in flooding of    roadways and areas of poor drainage, as well as small streams    and creeks.    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 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.    Avalon's Flood Risk Map