Severe Weather Watch - Flash Floods, High Winds, Tornadoes Possible Through Saturday Morning
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch from noon today, Friday, April 19, until 5 am on Saturday, April 20.
April 19th, 12:03 PM EDT
Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle Office of Emergency Management Press Release:
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch from noon today, Friday, April 19, until 5 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. The forecast is also calling for high winds, hail, and potential for tornadoes. This is a fast-moving system.
The public is asked to prepare for flooding, power outages, road blockages, and other infrastructure impacts. This includes:
- Securing exterior items, such as garbage cans and patio furniture.
- Keep windows closed.
- Prepare a safety kit that includes basic items like water, food, flashlight, and batteries, and first aid items.
- Charge your electronic devices.
If you encounter flooding, turn around, don’t drown.
In the event of a tornado warning, be ready to take shelter in the lowest level and most central space in your workplace or home – away from windows, doors, and outside walls.
Please take a moment to signup for our regional emergency alert notification, CodeRED atwww.communityemergency.org