By , Mount Vernon News
March 5, 2011, 8:45 am

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a flood warning until 830 pm est Saturday

At 822 am est…National Weather Service doppler radar indicated an area of heavy rainfall across the warned area. This additional rainfall on top of saturated soils and already swollen rivers and creeks will result in widespread flooding.

Additional rainfall around an inch and a half is still possible through tonight across the area. Residents in the warned area can expect continual water rises through this evening.

precautionary/preparedness actions

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks, drainage ditches and streams. Flooding is likely along low lying roads and farmland. never drive across a flooded road.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to travel across flooded roads. Find alternate routes. It only takes a few inches of swiftly flowing water to carry vehicles away.

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