Orange County Expected to Experience Flooding This EveningJun 7th, 2013 | By HV Insider | Category: Featured Articles
Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana advises residents that the County may experience urban, street flooding and possible small stream and river flooding by this evening’s commute as Tropical Storm Andrea is expected to impact the region later today with heavy rainfall.
Orange County is currently in a FLASH FLOOD WATCH, which indicates flash flooding or flooding is possible within the designated watch area. When a watch is issued, be alert and ready to take action.
“Nearly all flood related fatalities are a result of drivers driving through flooded roads,” said County Executive Diana. “Saving a few minutes is not worth risking your life. Please, turn around, don’t drown.”
Emergency Services Commissioner Walter C. Koury said, “Although the rain forecasted for this storm may not create widespread flooding, residents should exercise caution on their return commute home this evening.”
“Those who live in flood prone areas of the County should be closely monitoring water levels and weather reports,” said Deputy Commissioner Division of Emergency Management Seamus K. Leary.
The Orange County Division of Emergency Management is monitoring the situation in the County’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC) in Goshen, which is open on a limited basis.
Please visit the Orange County Emergency Management Facebook page for updated information.