The remnants of Hurricane Ida continue to move into our listening area today. You may see higher water levels in local rivers and streams and flooding over low lying roads.
A heavy downpour in Jamestown yesterday caused flooding along East Central Street. Keep in mind heavy rain and possible flooding expected to continue for the next couple days.
People often underestimate the power of rushing water. It only takes 12 inches of rushing water to carry away most cars, and just two feet of rushing water can carry away most trucks and SUVs. The CDC reports the most common type of flood-related drowning occurs when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. When you see the road is flooded, or if there are barriers blocking the road, turn around.