ALERT: Flood Advisory Issued for Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a Flood Advisory for Jefferson County and other parts of the region.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH ISSUED THE FOLLOWING ADVISORY AT 5:25 P.M. ON TUESDAY:

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR… ALLEGHENY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA… WESTMORELAND COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA… ARMSTRONG COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA… CLARION COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA… INDIANA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA… JEFFERSON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA…
* UNTIL 700 PM EDT
* AT 523 PM EDT RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS MOVING ACROSS THE REGION PRODUCING BRIEF PERIODS OF VERY HEAVY RAIN. WHILE THESE STORMS ARE FAST MOVING AND OVERALL AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN GENERALLY AROUND 0.50 INCHES… THESE AMOUNTS FELL IN A MATTER OF 15 MINUTES ON AVERAGE. THIS WILL BE ENOUGH TO RESULT IN LOCALIZED AREAS OF FLOODING IN LOW SPOTS AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS… AND PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS… HIGHWAYS… STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

PLEASE REPORT HIGH WATER BY CALLING… 412-262-1988… POSTING TO THE NWS PITTSBURGH FACEBOOK PAGE… OR USING TWITTER @NWSPITTSBURGH.


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