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Flash Flood Warning Issued

The National Weather Service Office in Upton, N.Y. today issued a flash flood warning for Westport and portions of the tri-state aea.

It said Doppler radar indicated moderate to heavy rain falling across the area and rainfall rates of up to 1 inch in one hour have been observed and locally higher amounts area possible. This will result in flash flooding of low lying areas and along small streams.

More than 2 inches of rain have fallen in Westport since midnight, according to local weather stations. 

A mid-morning advisory said additional heavy rainfall trailing from central New Jersey will be moving into the warned area during the next few hours hours, continuing the threat for additional flash flooding of low lying areas and along small streams.

Excessive runoff. even after the rain has taper off later this morning will continue to aid in flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

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