4 Things to Know About Tropical Storm Andrea Tonight

Posted 4:11 p.m.

Safety flyer distributed to a resident.

Police and Fire/Rescue staff distributed flyers to the Huntington community this afternoon advising residents of potential street flooding.

Water, water everywhere. Tropical Storm Andrea continues to dump rain on our area. Here’s what you need to know for this afternoon into the evening.

1.)    The National Weather Service predicts 1 more inch of rain through late tonight. The heaviest rain will fall from now until 8 p.m. The tropical system is expected to leave our area by 2 a.m.

2.)    If you’re driving, turn on your headlights and slow down. Some roads have standing water, which means you could hydroplane and lose control of your vehicle if driving too fast.

3.)    Watch out for flash floods, both as a driver and if you’re walking. If you’re driving, “turn around, don’t drown.” You have no idea how deep the water may be.

4.)    If you’re outside, watch out for creeks and other bodies of water that may rise rapidly and unexpectedly. Children should not play near creeks with this amount of rain. The county has experienced loss of life in previous years because of rapidly rising water.

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