WEATHER ALERT: Flash Flood Warning Issued for Parts of Jefferson County

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A flash flood watch has been issued for Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

The National Weather Service of Pittsburgh has issued the following weather alert on Thursday, January 12 at 9:31 a.m.:

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
931 AM EST THU JAN 12 2017

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for Northwestern Jefferson County in west central Pennsylvania… Northern Armstrong County in west central Pennsylvania… Butler County in west central Pennsylvania… Clarion County in west central Pennsylvania…

* Until 1230 PM EST.

* At 930 AM EST, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain falling across the warned area. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include… Butler, Clarion, Knox, Rimersburg, Homeacre-Lyndora, Shanor-Northvue, Meridian, Slippery Rock, New Bethlehem, Prospect, Chicora and East Brady.

This includes the following highways… Interstate 79 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 92 and 105 and Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 44 and 72.

Please report flooding by calling 412-262-1988, posting to the NWS Pittsburgh Facebook page, or using Twitter @NWSPITTSBURGH. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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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