Thursday, September 30, 2010

East Coast Flooding From "Not-Nicole" Spreads Northward

As noted in the update to the previous post, the rain has finally ended in Wilmington NC, but the flooding from excessive rainfall fed in part by the moisture from what was formerly Tropical Storm Nicole is spreading northward. Here are some highlights from the Mid Atlantic and Northeast posted in The Weather Channel's twitch stream, arranged from south to north:
  • Reports of fire dept. rescues in New Bern, NC.
  • 32 streets reported flooded in the town of Ahoskie, NC.
  • Route 5 is now closed in Great Mills, MD. Numerous intersections remain closed in Fairfax County, VA.
  • Numerous Baltimore Co. closures due to flood including Route 40 in Catonsville Hts. More rain approaching.
  • Over 5" of rain triggered small-stream flood causing Millersville Univ. to close for the day. Downed trees also.
  • Widespread street flooding, with roads closed reported in Tremont, PA.
  • Already a top 10 wettest day on record in Allentown, PA (4.33").
  • NWS has adjusted downward the flood crest forecast for the Schuylkill @ Philadelphia to 14'. Would be highest since Floyd '99.
  • No travel advised due to numerous flooded roads in Cortland County, NY. Reports of evacuations in McGraw.
  • Flood becoming serious in central NY. Many roads covered by 6-12 inches of water in Rome, NY.
Image (click to enlarge): U.S. composite satellite image at 8 pm EDT, September 30, 2010 shows moisture streaming northward from the tropics over the Mid Atlantic coast and into the Northeast, from SSEC/University of Wisconsin.

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