UPDATE: South Jersey gets 5 inches of rain, flash flood warning continues

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A flash flood warning remains in effect through early afternoon after portions of South Jersey received between 3-5 inches of rain during a three-hour period during the late-morning hours of Thursday, July 10./NWS A flash flood warning remains in effect through early afternoon after portions of South Jersey received between 3-5 inches of rain during a three-hour period during the late-morning hours of Thursday, July 10./NWS A flash flood warning remains in effect through early afternoon after portions of South Jersey received between 3-5 inches of rain during a three-hour period during the late-morning hours of Thursday, July 10.

According to National Weather Service radar, 3-5 inches of rain fell over the northern portions of Cape May County and southern portions of Atlantic County, mainly along the Garden State Parkway.

Unfortunately, at least one more batch of heavy rain was positioned to move up the parkway as of 11:30 a.m.

A weather monitoring location at Beesley’s Point recorded just more than 4 inches of rain, also.

Other areas of South Jersey received generally light rainfall.

Excessive runoff from the areas of South Jersey that received heavy rainfall will cause small creek and small stream flooding, the National Weather Service said.

Low lying pockets on streets and underpasses as well as urban areas of poor drainage are likely to have flooding also.

“A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring,” the National Weather Service said. “If you are in the warning area, move to higher ground immediately. Resident living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. Do not attempt to cross swiftly flowing waters or waters of unkown depth by foot or by automobile.”

Locations under the flash flood warning also include Ocean City, Ventnor, Somers Point, Northfield, Margate, Beesleys Point and Atlantic City.

 

 


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