Alert: Flash Flood Warning issued September 30 at 4:34PM EDT expiring September 30 at 7:30PM EDT by NWS Wakefield VA

Event: Flash Flood Warning
Sender Name: NWS Wakefield VA
Issued: 2016-09-30T16:34:11-04:00
Expires: 2016-09-30T19:30:00-04:00
WEA Text: Flash Flood Warning this area til 7:30 PM EDT. Avoid flood areas. Check local media. -NWS
Description: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
WESTERN PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA…
SOUTHEASTERN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA…
THE CITY OF PETERSBURG IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA…
THE CITY OF HOPEWELL IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA…
THE CITY OF COLONIAL HEIGHTS IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA…

* UNTIL 730 PM EDT

* AT 432 PM EDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING
HEAVY RAIN MOVING ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. UP TO ONE INCH OF RAIN
HAS ALREADY FALLEN WITH ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF 1 TO 3 INCHES
POSSIBLE THROUGH 6 PM. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
PETERSBURG…HOPEWELL…COLONIAL HEIGHTS…VIRGINIA STATE
UNIVERSITY…CHESTER…FORT LEE…PRINCE GEORGE…CHESTERFIELD
COURT HOUSE…MATOACA…ETTRICK…BENSLEY…BELLWOOD…
CHESTERFIELD…BIRCHETT ESTATE…JORDAN POINT COUNTRY CLUB…
MEADOWVILLE…RICHARD BLAND COLLEGE…PRINCE GEORGE GOLF…NEW
BOHEMIA AND DREWRYS BLUFF.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
WARNED AREA. DUE TO RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE PAST 3
DAYS…FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED.
Instruction: TURN AROUND…DON’T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

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.

Link to more Info: http://www.weather.gov
Urgency: Immediate
Severity: Severe
Certainty: Likely
Categories: Met,
Area Description: Chesterfield; City of Petersburg; City of Colonial Heights; City of Hopewell; Prince George

Message Identifier: NWS-IDP-PROD-2094731-1952209
CAP MessageType: Alert
Added note: – Flash Flood Warnings warnings