Flash Flood Watch Starting 4PM

08/08/22, 4:00 PM - 4:00 AM

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The City of St. Louis will be under a FLASH FLOOD WATCH from 4:00 PM 8/8/22 - 4:00 AM 8/9/22.

Expect rain of 2-3" with isolated areas up to 5" possible.

The concern is growing for heavy rain and flash flooding across areas that have already seen record rainfall in the St. Louis area. A Flood Watch is in effect for east-central Missouri and south-central Illinois, including the City of St. Louis. Monitor local media, the National Weather Service, and messages from other local authorities regarding the forecast, changing conditions, and additional alerts.

WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible

IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - Slow moving and repeat thunderstorms are expected, resulting in rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches in a short time, and isolated rainfall totals of up to 5 inches.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. Have multiple ways of receiving alerts, NOAA Weather Radio, NotifySTL Alerts, Weather apps, etc. 

To report flood damagecontact the Citizens' Service Bureau online or at (314) 622-4800. Anyone with flood-related damage is encouraged to report it to assist with ongoing City of St. Louis response efforts.

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Event published: Aug 8, 2022 2:52 PM
Last updated: Aug 8, 2022 2:57 PM

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