Flood Watch issued for Berks County amidst heavy rainfall threat

Berks County is under a Flood Watch as meteorologists predict a deluge of rainfall from Sunday evening through Monday afternoon. The National Weather Service warns of potential flooding caused by excessive rainfall, urging residents to stay vigilant during this weather event.

Excessive runoff poses the risk of flooding in various areas, including rivers, creeks, streams, and low-lying regions prone to flooding. Authorities caution that creeks and streams may overflow, and flooding might extend to poor drainage and urban areas.

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Widespread rainfall is expected, with at least 1.5 inches forecasted. The total rainfall could reach around 3 inches, and there’s a possibility of localized amounts exceeding 3 inches in certain areas. This substantial rainfall raises concerns for rapid rises in water levels and potential flooding hazards.

Residents are strongly advised to stay updated on later forecasts and remain alert for potential Flood Warnings. Those residing in flood-prone areas should be prepared to take immediate action in the event of flooding.

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