Flood Warning Until 9:45pm for SE Sussex County

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The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a Flood WARNING UNTIL 9:45PM EST FRI THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY NJ HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR… SOUTHEASTERN SUSSEX COUNTY IN SOUTHERN DELAWARE… * UNTIL 945 PM EST. *

AT 546 PM EST, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN THAT WILL CAUSE FLOODING. BETWEEN ONE AND TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN. *

SOME LOCATIONS THAT COULD EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE… LEWES, SELBYVILLE, DAGSBORO, MILLVILLE, HENLOPEN ACRES, LONG NECK, OCEAN VIEW, FRANKFORD, SOUTH BETHANY AND DEWEY BEACH.

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. BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS OF FLOODING.
EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS, FARMLAND, AND OTHER LOW LYING SPOTS.

PLEASE REPORT FLOODING TO YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.