Warning of flash flood danger

Anyone else get screamed at by their smart phone this morning? My blaring emergency alert prompted me to post.

If you have problematic basements – let’s hope the sump pumps are working.

Southborough was forecast to get 1-3 inches of rain today. That doesn’t sound that bad. But the torrential rain outside my window sure does.

The latest alert now states that a “swath of heavy rain” moving across the warned area (which includes our town) could have rainfall rates at 1-3 inches per hour. The regional warning is currently effective through 2:15 pm.

Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly in some areas though not necessarily in town. “This includes rapid ponding of water in urban poor drainage areas.” 

I don’t consider our town urban – but we are certainly aware of areas with drainage issues. And it wouldn’t be the first time Southborough experienced suddenly flooded streets.

So, take care out there.

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