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11 Jul 2019 | 05:38 PM UTC

US: Flash flood warnings issued for Pittsburgh area (Pennsylvania state) July 11

United States of America News Alert

Meteorologists issue flash flood warnings for the Pittsburgh metropolitan area (Pennsylvania state) July 11; road closures and dangerous driving conditions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/11/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/12/2019, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Event

The US National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the Pittsburgh metropolitan area (Pennsylvania state) on Thursday afternoon (local time), July 11. Rainfall totals of up to 6.5 cm (2.5 in) have been recorded in the area, with an additional 2.5 cm (1 in) forecast over the coming hours. High water levels and continued flooding are possible through Thursday evening across the Pittsburgh area, including in surrounding Allegheny, Washington, WestmorelandFayette, and Greene counties.

Road closures and transportation disruptions cannot be ruled out in the affected areas. 

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities (e.g. road closures, evacuations), anticipate power outages and transportation disruptions, including dangerous driving conditions, and remember that running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) is enough to knock over an adult - and that floodwater may contain wastewater and chemical products; items having come into contact with floodwater should be disinfected and all foodstuffs discarded.

 

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