Archive for June, 2013

The remnants of what had been Tropical Storm Andrea — an early first storm in this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season (June 1 – November 30) — is now moving inland from the Gulf of Mexico, and is expected to drop up to six inches of rain on our area and much of the East Coast through the weekend. The Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center has determined that there is a possibility for river flooding on the Delaware due to this storm, from today through Sunday.

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Also, as of 4:41 am EDT today, the National Weather Service has issued a FLASH Flood watch, in effect through late tonight. This means local streams and creeks, as well as low-lying areas prone to flooding, may flood quickly and without notice during this event.

Please listen to NOAA weather radio or go to weather.gov on the Internet for more information. The office that serves our area is NWS Mount Holly, NJ. You may find the link to this and other useful weather monitoring sites on our Resources page. You may also wish to follow breaking news and updates on our social media streams on Facebook and Twitter.

Now would be a good time to go over your family’s emergency plan, as a precaution. Though no high winds are expected at this time, trees with root systems weakened by last year’s hurricanes could topple as this storm saturates the ground, lessening support to hold them upright. This could cause power outages, and it’s better to be ready just in case.