Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Flash Flood Watch in effect through Saturday in Pettis County

Flash Flood Watch in effect through Saturday in Pettis County

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo., issued the warning after damaging storms and heavy rains predicated for the area touched down Thursday night in some parts of the metro area.

At 10:23 p.m., trained weather spotters reported flash flooding with water over several roadways across the area. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen. Since the soil is already saturated from thunderstorms earlier this week, much of this new rainfall will runoff, increasing the flash flood threat.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Hillsville, Dugspur and Woodlawn.

Excessive rainfall may result in flooding of low-lying or poor drainage areas...creeks and streams.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossing which are potentially risky in heavy rain.

Residents are advised to turn around and do not attempt to cross flooded roads. Reports and pictures can also be shared on the National Weather Service Blacksburg Facebook page and on Twitter.&&LAT.LON 3677 8079 3679 8082 3682 8081 3690 8061 3672 8048$$.

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