“Flood Warning for the District of Columbia until 5:30PM.”


Photo by Bekah Richards

Update from Alert DC:

“The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the District of Columbia until 5:30 PM EDT.

At 11:30 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain. Flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the warned area. Between

0.5 and 1.5 inches of rain have fallen.

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible in the warned area throughout the day.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads.”

From Alert DC:

“The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flood Watch for the District of Columbia until 11AM.

Heavy rainfall from Zeta could lead to some flooding of small streams, creeks, and urban areas. Rain amounts of 2 to 3 inches are expected with locally higher amounts possible, especially in the metro areas.

Scattered incidents of flooding due to heavy rain are possible. Clogged drains due to leaf debris may cause additional flooding concerns, especially in urban areas.

Precautionary / Preparedness Actions: Do not enter or cross flowing water or water of unknown depth. Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become unstable and unsafe.”

“Rain will continue most of the day, occasionally becoming heavy at times.”

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