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Rain Means Flood Watch This Afternoon For Montgomery

by BethesdaNow.com — February 26, 2013 at 10:30 am 0

Heavy rain predicted for this afternoon has led the National Weather Service to issue a Flood Watch for most of the Washington region, including Montgomery County.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials are warning drivers in areas prone to flooding to be aware when the heaviest of the rain comes this evening.

… FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING…

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF MARYLAND… THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA… INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS… IN MARYLAND… ANNE ARUNDEL… CARROLL… HOWARD… MONTGOMERY… NORTHERN BALTIMORE… PRINCE GEORGES AND SOUTHERN BALTIMORE. THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA AND FAIRFAX.

* FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING

* A PERIOD OF MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. RAINFALL TOTALS BETWEEN ONE AND TWO INCHES ARE EXPECTED.

* LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL MAY CAUSE SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS TO RISE OUT OF THEIR BANKS… OVERFLOWING LOW LYING AND URBAN AREAS. DO NOT EVER DRIVE INTO FLOOD WATERS.

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.

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