Flash Flood Warning for Sussex County till 8:45pm

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning that affects the following WGMD locations:

Sussex County,DE

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The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Sussex County in southern Delaware…

* Until 845 PM EDT.

* At 448 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing   heavy rain across the warned area. Between one and two inches of   rain have already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly in the areas of heaviest rain.

* Some locations that could experience flooding include…   Georgetown, Milford, Seaford, Millsboro, Laurel, Milton,   Bridgeville, Delmar, Ellendale, Gumboro, Sycamore, Blades,   Greenwood and Bethel.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Turn around…don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying spots.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.  If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.  Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property.


 

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