Flash Flood Warning Issued for Rockland County and Surrounding Areas

A Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for Rockland County and its surrounding areas, effective from Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday night. This warning encompasses a wide area including southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey, and southeast New York.

Residents in Rockland County and neighboring regions should prepare for potential flooding caused by excessive rainfall. The forecast indicates the possibility of one to three inches of rain, with locally higher amounts, which could lead to flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Urban areas and regions with poor drainage systems are particularly susceptible to flooding.

The affected areas include Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern New Haven, and Southern New London in Connecticut; Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic, and Western Union in New Jersey; as well as Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Northwest Suffolk, Putnam, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Southeast Suffolk, Southern Nassau, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester, and Southwest Suffolk in New York.

Residents are urged to stay vigilant and take necessary precautions to safeguard themselves and their properties against potential flooding. Avoid driving through flooded areas and adhere to any evacuation orders issued by local authorities. Stay tuned to weather updates and heed any further warnings or advisories issued by the National Weather Service.

Stay safe and stay informed as we monitor this developing situation closely.

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