December 1, 2009

A Flash Flood Watch Now in Effect

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the following counties in Florida: Bay... Calhoun... coastal Walton... Franklin... Gadsden... Gulf... Holmes... inland Walton... Jackson... Jefferson... Leon... Liberty... Wakulla and Washington.

From this evening through late Wednesday night heavy rainfall is expected to develop across the region tonight and spread across the region on Wednesday ahead of a strong area of low pressure moving across the northern Gulf of Mexico. Rainfall amounts will likely be heaviest along and west of a line from Albany to Tallahassee. In these locations across southeast Alabama and the eastern Florida Panhandle... storm total rainfall amounts of 4 to 6 inches with locally higher amounts up to 8 inches are possible. Further west... lesser amounts of 3 to 5 inches are possible across southwestern Georgia and the western Florida Big Bend.Some of this rain is expected to occur in a very short period of time... the potential exists for flash flooding in urbanized or poorly draining areas on Wednesday as a squall line moves through the region.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions
A Flash Flood Watch means that heavy rainfall is possible which could lead to flooding of urbanized or low lying areas. Never attempt to drive through an area that is flooded. The depth of the water may be too great for your car to pass safely. Remember... turn around... don't drown.

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