The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued an Areal Flood Warning until 5:00pm tonight.
An Areal Flood Warning is typically issued for flooding that develops gradually, due to prolonged and persistent moderate to heavy rainfall. This results in a buildup of water in low-lying, flood prone areas. Residents who’ve experienced flooding issues in the past are advised to take precautions.
Clearing debris from gutters and downspouts, ensuring sump pumps are working, and moving valuables to a safe place are all ways which residents can better prepare for flooding. When driving, use caution around any body of water. If a roadway appears flooded, please do not attempt to drive through.
Weather updates can be found on the National Weather Service’s website. In case of emergencies, residents are encouraged to sign up for SwiftReach, the Borough’s emergency alert system.