The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a * Flood Warning for... Washington County in north central Maryland... Frederick County in north central Maryland... Northern Loudoun County in northern Virginia... Jefferson County in the Panhandle of West Virginia... Eastern Berkeley County in the Panhandle of West Virginia... * Until midnight EDT Friday. * At 554 PM EDT, Doppler radar heavy rain falling across the area with one and a half to two inches of rain have already fallen. Additional rainfall this evening of upwards of an inch will cause flooding of small creeks and streams. The stream gauge on Catoctin Creek in Waterford reported a stage of 7.4 feet and rising. At 8 feet, lowland fields near the creek begin to flood. * Some locations that may experience flooding include... Frederick, Hagerstown, Thurmont, Charles Town, Emmitsburg, Shepherdstown, Municipal Stadium, Harry Grove Stadium, Ballenger Creek, Robinwood, Brunswick, Walkersville, Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, Ranson, Boonsboro, Smithsburg, Braddock Heights, Paramount-Long Meadow, Wilson-Conococheague and Williamsport. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.
By the National Weather Service