Thursday, August 5, 2010

Flash Flood Warning Until 8 p.m. -- Drive Carefully

A Flash Flood Warning Means That Flooding Is Imminent Or Occurring.
Additional rainfall amounts from thunderstorms of one to two inches are possible in our area.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for parts of Northern Virginia, including South Central Loudoun County, until 8 p.m. this evening. 

Excessive Runoff From Heavy Rainfall Will Cause Flooding Of Small Creeks And Streams...Highways And Underpasses. Additionally...Country Roads And Farmlands Along The Banks Of Creeks...Streams And Other Low Lying Areas Are Subject To Flooding. If You Are In The Warning Area Move To Higher Ground Immediately. Residents Living Along Streams And Creeks Should Take Immediate Precautions To Protect Life And Property. Do Not Attempt To Cross Swiftly Flowing Waters Or Waters Of Unknown Depth By Foot Or By Automobile.

Remember "When Flooded: Turn Around, Don't Drown"

FEMA reminds motorists:
  • Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling.
  • A foot of water will float many vehicles.
  • Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles (SUV’s) and pick-ups.
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