Just when you think you can’t cope with any more rain — or perhaps your basement has finally dried out — more flooding could be on its way.
The National Weather Service today issued a flood watch that runs from noon today through Saturday evening, during which periods of heavy rain are expected. Between 1.5 and 4-inches of rain could fall, according to the forecast for Southeastern New York, Southern Connecticut and Northeastern New Jersey.
A flood watch does not guarantee we’re bound for trouble. However, it does mean that weather conditions have the potential to lead to flooding.
The NWS and local police departments are urging residents to stay on top of weather reports and news, and, especially those in flood-prone areas, should be prepared to take precautions.
The flood watch comes less than a month after Hurricane Irene caused flood-related evacuations throughout the area. Some Mamaroneck residents are still displaced from their homes.
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