A slow-moving torrential thunderstorm in Kent County, RI has dropped 1-2″ of rain and the potential exists for more heavy rain from the storm as it slowly moves east. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Kent County until 11 am Sunday.
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 815 AM EDT SUN SEP 1 2013 RIC003-011500- /O.CON.KBOX.FF.W.0047.000000T0000Z-130901T1500Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ KENT RI- 815 AM EDT SUN SEP 1 2013 ...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 AM EDT FOR KENT COUNTY... AT 814 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF AN INCH OR TWO ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WARNED AREA. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN. A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED FOR RAPID AND POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING FLOODING. IN URBAN AREAS AVOID FLOODED ROADS AND OBEY ROAD CLOSURES. THOSE NEAR SMALL STREAMS MUST HEAD FOR HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY.