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Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
Saturday June 2nd, 2018 :: 07:04 a.m. EDT


Flash Flood Watch

Flash Flood Watch in effect from 11 AM through late tonight. 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 Delaware, northeast
Maryland, New Jersey, and southeast 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, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Northwestern
Burlington, Salem, and Southeastern Burlington. In southeast
Pennsylvania, Delaware, Eastern Chester, Eastern Montgomery,
Lower Bucks, Philadelphia, Upper Bucks, Western Chester, and
Western Montgomery.

* From 11 AM EDT this morning through late tonight

* Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop by early this
afternoon and continue through tonight across far southeast
Pennsylvania, central and southern New Jersey, and the Delmarva
Peninsula. These showers and storms will have the potential to
produce torrential downpours, with localized totals of one to
three inches in a short period of time. In addition, storms may
be slow to move or may reform over the same areas. This may lead
to flash flooding in the areas of heaviest rainfall today and

* Excessive rainfall within a short period of time can lead to
rapidly rising waters and flash flooding, particularly in urban
areas and along small creeks and streams.


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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