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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

National Weather Service Issues Flood Watch

With some residents still drying out from heavy weekend rains, the National Weather Service today issued a flood watch for Westport and the tri-state area.WestportNow.com Image
Weather radar at 8 a.m. shows storm approaching the tri-state area. Wunderground.com graphic

The watch is in effect through this evening, an early morning advisory said.

It said low pressure over the Ohio Valley will slide east towards the region along a stationary boundary just to the south. The front will become the focus for heavy rainfall to develop over the region this morning and continue into this evening.

The forecast for rainfall of 1 to 2 inches with locally higher amounts of up to 4 inches will likely result in flooding in low lying areas and in drainage and basement flooding, according to the weather service.

“Of most concern are areas of the I-95 corridor in southwest Connecticut that had experienced major roadway flooding and mud slides as of late Monday morning and will be especially susceptible to further problems with the forecasted rainfall,” the advisory said.

“In addition, the smaller rivers and streams across southern Westchester County, New York and northeast New Jersey will be vulnerable to flooding.”

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Posted 08/29/06 at 11:12 AM  Permalink



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