Flash Flood Warning until 8:30 a.m.; Several area roads affected

December 18, 2023
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Flooding

Flash Flood Warning is in effect until 830 AM or both Accomack and Northampton Counties

Areas that normally flood after heavy rain have standing water.  Areas of the bayside are experiencing moderate flooding at times of high tide this morning. This will trigger standing water because the rain doesn’t run off as the higher than normal tides prevent this. High tide occurred on the bayside at or around 5:00 a.m.

At 234 AM EST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the warned area. Between 3 and 4 inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

Flash flooding has been caused  caused by heavy rain and there is tidal flooding early this morning on low lying areas on the bayside.

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Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage and low-lying areas.

Some locations that will experience flash flooding include… Exmore, Cape Charles, Onancock, Parksley, Onley, Nassawadox, Cheriton, Willis Wharf, Bay View, Accomac, Melfa, Bloxom, Eastville, Wachapreague, Painter, Hallwood, Keller, Quinby, Locustville and Pungoteague.

Higher than normal tides will combine with the heavy rainfall creating additional widespread flooding.

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

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Be especially cautious before sunrise when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

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