Flash flood warning in effect

Published 4:11 pm Friday, June 7, 2019

The southeastern city of Suffolk is under a flash flood warning until 7 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Wakefield issued the warning shortly after 4 p.m., when Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Two to three inches of rain had fallen in parts of the area, the weather service said.

“Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly,” the warning stated.

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A flash flood warning means flooding is imminent or occurring. Those in the warned area should move to higher ground, and residents living along creeks and streams should take immediate precautions to protect life and property.

Most flood deaths occur in vehicles on flooded roads. The best advice is “turn around, don’t drown.”