National Weather Service issues flash flood watch for East Tennessee

“I think we’ll know more in the next day or two what we’re going to be facing”.


The National Weather Service in Albany is warning that heavy rain could drop up to 4 inches of rain on the Capital Region by Thursday.

Hurricane Joaquin: Its path is still not fully confirmed, but it could impact us Sunday to Monday. Rain will taper to showers by Wednesday afternoon.

From Friday morning through Monday morning heavy rain is expected in the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia on Friday and continue off and on through the weekend as an upper low remains almost stationary over the southeast states and Hurricane Joaquin moves north near the Carolina coast. Officials also reminded residents not to drive through high water and to exercise caution while driving in the rain.

Do not allow children to play near creeks or other bodies of water that may rise rapidly.

Before the first easterly shift in Joaquin’s trajectory, New York and New Jersey – where Superstorm Sandy killed more than 120 people and caused $70 billion of property damage in October 2012 – both faced potential threats from the storm.

To help prevent a shallow sea of sunken cars, Tampa’s transportation and stormwater services department is prepositioning barricades in areas that are prone to flooding, said Brad Baird, Tampa public works and utility services administrator. This rain will be falling on soil that is completely saturated. “It could end up in your basement”. “We’ve already seen flooding in many parts of South Carolina, these storm systems could make conditions worse”. Fairfax County does not provide sandbags. The South Shore and southeastern Massachusetts is not now under a flood watch, according to the weather service. Wireless Emergency Alerts come with a distinct ringtone and vibration pattern in order to get your attention.


(AP Photo/Mike Groll). A vehicle is stranded on a flooded driveway leading to a shopping plaza on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, in Guilderland, N.Y. The National Weather Service has issued flood watches for much of the eastern half of upstate New York as… Gather supplies for your pet and put them in an easily-accessible container. “If it turns out that Hurricane Joaquin was coming to our area, I would advise everyone to have their kits ready and stay together like the mayor suggested”.

The Latest on rainstorm: 1 dies in South Carolina flooding