A heavy thunderstorm moving east through Southern CT may lead to Flash Flooding in parts of Middlesex, New Haven, and New London County. Rainfall rates were at least 1″ per hour as the storm passed through Meriden and Wallingford.
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED FLASH FLOOD WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 436 PM EDT TUE JUL 23 2013 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON NY HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... MIDDLESEX COUNTY IN SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT... NORTHERN NEW HAVEN COUNTY IN SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT... NEW LONDON COUNTY IN SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT... * UNTIL 630 PM EDT... * AT 430 PM EDT...FLASH FLOODING WAS DETECTED FROM TRAINING THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NORTHERN NEW HAVEN TO NORTHERN MIDDLESEX...MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY...COUNTRY ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS...STREAMS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING. 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. &&