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WEATHER ALERT: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Litchfield County until 10:00 p.m.

Flood Warning for Parts of Fairfield, New Haven Counties

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON NY HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN…
FAIRFIELD COUNTY IN SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…SHERMAN…NEWTOWN…NEW CANAAN…
DANBURY…BRIDGEPORT…
NORTHWESTERN NEW HAVEN COUNTY IN SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF SOUTHBURY…

* UNTIL 945 AM EDT

* AT 817 AM EDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR WAS TRACKING AN AREA
OF HEAVY RAIN ACROSS PORTIONS OF NEW JERSEY…NEW YORK…AND
CONNECTICUT. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO ONE AND HALF OF RAIN HAS
ALREADY FALLEN. AN ADDITIONAL ONE HALF TO INCH OF RAIN IS EXPECTED
OVER THE NEXT HOUR. SOME ROADWAYS MAY EXPERIENCE CLOSURES WITH THE
HEAVY RAINFALL.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.
STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED.
HOWEVER…ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS
IMMEDIATELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE…TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. MOST
FLOOD RELATED DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS
WATER COVERED BRIDGES…DIPS…OR LOW WATER CROSSINGS. NEVER TRY TO
CROSS A FLOWING STREAM…EVEN A SMALL ONE…ON FOOT. TO ESCAPE RISING
WATER MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND.

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