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Allison Farole
Emergency Management Coordinator
Cville-UVa-Albemarle Emergency Communications center
434-971-1263
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 22, 2018 -11:55 a.m.
WEATHER ALERT
Flash Flood Watch is In Effect for the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County
from 4 pm through the Evening
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County from 4 p.m. through the evening.

FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

Heavy rain expected as showers and thunderstorms develop over the area. Rainfall amounts will be between 1 and 2 inches, with localized higher amounts possible.

Rapid rises in water due to excessive rain are possible, especially in the wake of the recent heavy rains across the area. Streams and creeks could quickly exceed bankfull. Roads
may become blocked by high water. Mudslides are possible in areas where heavy rain persists over higher terrain.

RECOMMENDED ACTIONS

Be prepared to act quickly to protect your life should water begin rising or a warning be issued, especially if you live in an area prone to flooding.

HELPFUL RESOURCES


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