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Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
Saturday January 19th, 2019 :: 02:52 p.m. EST


Flood Watch

Flood Watch from 7 PM until 1 PM 1/20. Be prepared to take action in the event that flooding develops.

* From 7 PM EST this evening through Sunday afternoon

* rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are expected across the watch
  area, with locally higher amounts possible.

* Periods of moderate to heavy rain will occur from late this
  evening through early Sunday morning. In the areas of heaviest
  rainfall, urban and poor-drainage flooding is expected to occur.
  Sensitive streams and creeks will also be susceptible to
  flooding, especially in areas where convection enhances 
  rainfall rates. River flooding cannot be ruled out, particularly
  if widespread rainfall totals exceed 2 inches.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

For additional updates and weather information, visit  
For all current NWS Watches, Warnings, or Advisories, visit
For further information on emergency preparedness, visit

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

Emergency: 9-1-1

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