Flash flood warning for Atlantic County

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The heavy rain that has moved into South Jersey has forced the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning for Atlantic County and the Vineland area of Cumberland County./NWS The heavy rain that has moved into South Jersey has forced the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning for Atlantic County and the Vineland area of Cumberland County./NWS The amount of heavy rain that has moved into South Jersey has forced the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning for Atlantic County and the Vineland area of Cumberland County.

The warning is in effect until 2:30 a.m. because several hours of additional heavy rain are forecast for South Jersey during the overnight hours.

At 10:30 p.m., National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated very heavy rain was falling from a thunderstorm over the warned area. An additionally 1-3 inches of rain are possible during the next few hours.

Locations in the flood warning area include Buena, Weymouth, South Vineland, Port Republic, Pomona, Mizpah, Mays Landing, Egg Harbor City, Elwood, Magnolia and Absecon.

“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.”

Residnets living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property, the National Weather Service said.

“Do not attempt to cross swiftly flowing waters or waters of unknown depth by foot or automobile,” the National Weather Service said. “To report flooding, have the nearest law enforcement agency relay your report to the National Weather Service forecast office in Mount Holly.”

Rainfall amounts in South Jersey

As of 11 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12, many locations received between 1-2 inches of rain across South Jersey. However, the very heavy rains that were moving through Cumberland and Atlantic counties at 11 p.m. could add several inches to those totals, according to National Weather Service estimates.

Elsewhere in the Middle Atlantic States, areas near Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Md., received more than 5 inches of rain in less than 8 hours on Tuesday as the storms gained strength and began their movement to the northern Middle Atlantic States.

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