Flash Flood WARNING Canceled for Sussex & Caroline Counties


Flash Flood Warning

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

Sussex County,DE
Caroline County,MD
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Southwestern Sussex County in southern Delaware…
Southeastern Caroline County in eastern Maryland…

* Until 900 PM EDT.

* At 456 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated a thunderstorm producing very heavy rain across the warned area. This storm has produced 1.5 to 2 inches of rainfall in just 30 minutes across southern Caroline County. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly, especially, as this storm moves southeast into the same locations in southern Sussex County that saw flash flooding yesterday.

* Some locations that could experience flooding include…Seaford, Millsboro, Laurel, Federalsburg, Selbyville, Delmar, Dagsboro, Sycamore, Gumboro, Blades, Frankford and Bethel.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…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.

Flash Flood Watch


The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Delaware, northeast
Maryland, southern New Jersey, and southeast Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in Delaware, Delaware Beaches, Inland Sussex, Kent, and New Castle. In northeast Maryland, Caroline, Cecil, Kent MD, Queen Annes, and Talbot. In southern New Jersey, Atlantic, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Camden, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Coastal Ocean, Cumberland, Gloucester, Northwestern Burlington, Ocean, Salem, and Southeastern
Burlington. In southeast Pennsylvania, Delaware, Eastern Chester, Eastern Montgomery, Philadelphia, Western Chester, and Western Montgomery.

* From this evening through Monday morning

* Light to moderate rainfall will develop across the area today.  The rainfall is expected to become heavier later this evening into the overnight hours. One to two inches of rain are expected occur across portions of the area. Scattered thunderstorms may also occur and could be slow moving which could lead to locally higher amounts.

* Excessive rainfall within a short period of time can lead to rapidly rising waters and flash flooding, particularly in urban areas and along small creeks and streams.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Flash Flood Watch means that there is the potential for flash flooding which can be life-threatening. Heavy rain is expected to occur over a short period of time. Rapidly rising flood waters may quickly inundate roadways and areas of poor drainage. Streams and creeks could leave their banks, flooding nearby properties.

Please monitor the forecast, especially if you live in a location that is prone to flooding. Be prepared to take action if a flash flood warning is issued for your area.