The NWS has issued multiple flood warnings for the Phoenixville area . . .
. . . or Phoenixville Island as I like to call it when it floods, considering we are surrounded by waterways!
But I digress.
The Flash Flood Watch, which originally expired at 12:15pm on Labor Day, is now in effect until 8pm Wednesday. Tropical rains threaten to produce pockets of flash flooding.
The area had already received three to four inches of rain on Monday morning and had flooding overnight. Some locations picked up another inch or more of rain. Valley Creek at Valley Forge continues to rise and may rise above flood stage.
A flash flood warning means that the risk of imminent flooding is occurring. If you are in the warning area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. Never attempt to cross swiftly flowing waters or waters of unknown depth by foot or in an automobile. Turn around; Don’t drown!
There have been other Areal Flood Warnings released throughout the past few days. The latest warning expires today (Sept 4th) at 4:15pm. At 1:22pm, the NWS Doppler Radar indicated showers and thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall extending Southeast from Chester County. The storms were moving Northeast at 15mph. These storms are expected to produce rainfall totals of an inch or two in a short amount of time. Localized rainfall amounts of two to three inches are possible. The heavy rain will cause flooding on area roadways, as well as flooding in areas of poor drainage. Expect creeks and streams to rise later in the day as water run off works its way down from higher elevations.