Residents of Berks County are urged to exercise caution as a Flood Watch goes into effect, spanning from 2:00 AM to 5:00 PM this Wednesday, September 13th. This advisory, issued by the National Weather Service, comes in response to the looming threat of flooding triggered by anticipated heavy rainfall.
The possibility of excessive rainfall has raised concerns about flooding in multiple areas, including rivers, creeks, streams, and low-lying flood-prone locations. The key concern is the excessive runoff, which may overwhelm these waterways and pose a significant flood risk.
Meteorologists are closely monitoring the situation, as showers and thunderstorms, accompanied by locally heavy rain, are forecasted to sweep across the region from late tonight through Wednesday. Heavy rainfall rates may surpass 1 to 2 inches per hour, which could lead to the onset of flash flooding in vulnerable areas.
Residents are strongly advised to stay vigilant and keep an eye on weather forecasts. Be prepared to act promptly in the event of Flood Warnings. For those residing in regions susceptible to flooding, it is essential to have a well-thought-out action plan in place.