A Flash Flood Warning Has Been Issued for Parts of Our Area
As you've probably noticed, we've had some heavy rains in parts of our area this afternoon. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for parts of our area.
The warning is in effect for parts of Mercer, Somerset, and Middlesex County until 4 pm. At noon, the National Weather Service reported that up two inches of rain had already fallen on parts of the area. Flooding is expected to begin in areas that were affected by the heaviest rain.
The warning includes the areas of New Brunswick, Somerset, Edison, Old Bridge, East Brunswick, South Brunswick, North Brunswick, Sayreville, Princeton, Plainsboro Center, Highland Park, and more.
Today's rainfall comes as our area experiences the remnants of Hurricane Florence, which dumped A LOT of rain and has devastated parts of the Carolinas.
We've seen the rain pouring throughout our area this afternoon:
Meanwhile, a flood advisory is in effect for other parts of the area. That advisory warns the flooding could still happen in other areas this afternoon. This includes towns like Trenton, Camden, Philadelphia, Mount Laurel, Chester, and more.
Remember these tips if you're experiencing flooding in your area:
Turn around... don't drown.
Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. If you can't see the road, TURN AROUND. It is not worth taking the risk
Areas of poor drainage could flood.
This includes streets and underpasses. Additionally, small streams and creeks could flood.
Essentially, be super careful out there this afternoon! It's nasty.