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Monday, September 19, 2016

Flood Warning for Worcester County and Wicomico County

  • Issuing Office: Wakefield

    Source: The National Weather Service

    Mon Sep 19
FLOOD WARNING FROM 3:14PM EDT MON UNTIL 6:15PM EDT MON

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN... WORCESTER COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN MARYLAND... SOUTHEASTERN SOMERSET COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN MARYLAND... SOUTHEASTERN WICOMICO COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN MARYLAND... NORTH CENTRAL ACCOMACK COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 615 PM EDT

* AT 312 PM EDT... EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN IN POCOMOKE CITY. THE HEAVY RAIN WILL CAUSE FLOODING. THREE TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN. SEVERAL ROADS HAVE BEEN CLOSED IN THE POCOMOKE CITY AREA DUE TO FLOODING.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... POCOMOKE CITY... SNOW HILL... WEST POCOMOKE... WESTOVER... NEWARK... MARION STATION... SAXIS... SHELLTOWN... SANFORD... MOUNT WESLEY... REHOBETH... BOXIRON... PUBLIC LANDING... GIRDLETREE... WHITON... POWELLVILLE... HORNTOWN... LONGRIDGE... KINGSTON AND GOODWILL.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO TWO INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TURN AROUND... DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS... COUNTRY ROADS... FARMLAND... AND OTHER LOW LYING SPOTS.

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