Anticipated Rainfalls Present Potential Flood Risk
It is anticipated that the area will see several rounds of rain and storms over the next seven to 10 days. Cumulative rainfall from these events has potential to cause significant flooding across the region. Now is the time to prepare. Though it may be minor amounts of rainfall each day, the cumulative effect is the major concern due to the already high water tables and recent record rainfalls. This will lead to increased runoff and rising water levels. There is a possibility for the area to experience flash flood and/or areal flood warnings in the coming days. Access to homes or properties can be impacted if culverts become plugged in high water situations; area residents are encouraged to remove debris from private culverts ahead of the anticipated rains to ensure the runoff can move downstream smoothly and decrease the impacts to homes and roadways. Should the water rise over roads, remember: Turn Around, Don’t Drown. If your home or access is known to be impacted by high water, it is encouraged that you begin making plans and preparing now. While it is uncertain how much rain will fall, it is advisable to hope for the best and prepare for the worst.