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Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 4:47 PM EDT on September 28, 2016

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on September 30, 2016

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect into Friday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Maryland... the District of Columbia... Virginia and
West Virginia... including the following areas... in Maryland...
Anne Arundel... Calvert... Carroll... central and eastern
Allegany... central and southeast Howard... central and
southeast Montgomery... Charles... Frederick MD... northern
Baltimore... northwest Harford... northwest Howard... northwest
Montgomery... Prince Georges... southeast Harford... southern
Baltimore... St. Marys and Washington. The District of
Columbia. In Virginia... Albemarle... Arlington/Falls
Church/Alexandria... Augusta... central Virginia Blue Ridge...
Clarke... Culpeper... eastern Loudoun... Fairfax... Frederick VA...
   Greene... King George... Madison... Nelson... northern Fauquier...
   northern Virginia Blue Ridge... Orange... Page... Prince
William/Manassas/Manassas Park... Rappahannock... Rockingham...
Shenandoah... southern Fauquier... Spotsylvania... Stafford...
Warren and western Loudoun. In West Virginia... Berkeley...
eastern Mineral... Hampshire... Hardy... Jefferson and Morgan.

* Into Friday morning

* a powerful low pressure system over the Midwest will bring
periods of heavy rain to our area through Thursday night.

* Widespread rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches are expected.
Localized amounts up to a foot of rain are possible... including
along the eastern slopes of the northern Virginia Blue Ridge and
Catoctin Mountain in Maryland.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

These next few days will be a dangerous time... requiring more
than the usual awareness... planning and preparations.

If you are near streams or drainage ditches... keep an eye on them
and be ready to quickly seek higher ground. Water may rise

Clear out storm drains.

Those prone to basement flooding should prepare. Communities
prone to flooding should prepare.

Continue to check in on the forecast for updates.

Warnings will be issued for areas where flooding is imminent.
Ensure you get warnings from the National Weather Service through
your Mobile phone and or NOAA Weather Radio.

Be prepared to take action if a warning is issued for where you
are or if flooding is observed.

Ensure your kids dont play near flood waters.

Remember if you come across water crossing a Road... turn around
dont drown!


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 3:29 PM EDT on September 28, 2016

damaging thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening.
Residents of west central and north central Virginia and across
southern Maryland should monitor this situation closely and ensure
your NOAA weather radios are set to alert Mode. Severe weather
warnings may become necessary. Here are some safety rules to keep in
mind when severe weather is expected or is occurring.

If a warning is issued... seek shelter indoors immediately. A severe
thunderstorm is defined as producing quarter size or greater hail
and wind gusts of 58 mph or more.

Be prepared to take quick action if a Severe Thunderstorm Warning
is issued for your area... monitor local conditions closely and be
ready to take quick action to save your life.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio... commercial radio or television
for the latest on this potential severe weather event. Additional
weather information... can be found at weather.Gov/Washington or

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Minnesota - Flood Warning
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