file photo by Boyd Loving

Flash Flood Warning

April 16,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, National Weather Service issues a Flash Flood Warning!

The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  Hudson County in northeastern New Jersey...
  Passaic County in northeastern New Jersey...
  Union County in northeastern New Jersey...
  Bergen County in northeastern New Jersey...
  Essex County in northeastern New Jersey...
  Orange County in southeastern New York...
  Queens County in southeastern New York...
  Richmond County in southeastern New York...
  Bronx County in southeastern New York...
  Kings County in southeastern New York...
  Rockland County in southeastern New York...
  New York (Manhattan) County in southeastern New York...

* Until 1115 AM EDT

* At 718 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the
  warned area. Up to one inch to an inch and a half of rain has
  already fallen. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

Additional rainfall amounts of an inch to two inches are possible in
the warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as
well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

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.