Friday, March 12, 2010
RAIN HAS BEGAN AND WILL ONLY GET HEAVIER!!!
The beginning of the large storm that is going to be impacting us this weekend has reached our area. Light to moderate rain has fallen across the Delmarva this morning with more to come. The rain should continue through today and last until Sunday. Tonight and Saturday rain could be falling down in buckets as the low pressure appoaches the area. Thunderstorms could also occur which will make the rainfall amounts even higher. Rainfall totals will range from 2.5-5 inches with locally higher amounts. This amount of rain will cause flooding of small streams and possibly even large rivers. The small streams could begin to flood as early as this evening. Large rivers if they do begin to flood will begin tomorrow afternoon as the runoff from the heaviest rain begins to drain in them. If you live near a stream or river you need to prepare now. The best thing for you to do is to get sandbags to protect your house from flooding. Flooding will not only be restricted to near rivers and streams. Many roads could become impassible from the flood waters. Remember if you come up to a flooded road to turn around and don't drown. Also remember to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. More details will be coming in as the day progresses so I will have a new post this evening.