Flash Floods Across USA

There has been a series of flood incidents across the USA over the last 24 hours.

New Jersey
Thunderstorm in central and northern New Jersey yesterday brought as much as 7cm of rain in some parts. Roads were flooded and power supplies cut. Train track between Gladstone and Summit was also flooded, causing the NJ Transit line to close. A woman had to be rescued from her car after she was caught in flood waters in Tewksbury, Hunterdon County.

A flood warning from the National Weather Service was issued for northern Hunterdon County, south western Morris County and north-central Somerset County.

Parts of Brooksville, Florida, saw heavy rainfall which caused flooding, blocking roads. Some motorists were stranded in their vehicles. Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport, south of Brooksville saw more than 5cm of rain in just a few hours yesterday. Flooding in Pasco and Hernando counties closed roads and led to evacuations. About 12cm of rain has been measured in Pasco and Hernando since Thursday morning.

Rochester saw about 5cm of rainfall in less than an hour yesterday, Thursday 22nd August. As a result, roads were flooded and motorists stranded with flood waters so high that some of the vehicles were afloat.

West Allis saw more than 5cm of rain in just a few hours. Power supplies were knocked out by the storms, and roads blocked by the floods.

Manitou Springs has suffered from sever floods after rainstorms on Thursday night. Elsewhere, a flood warning was issued for El Paso and Teller counties. More rain is expected, with possible floods in Colorado Springs, Air Force Academy, Black Forest, Calhan, Ute Pass communities, Manitou Springs, Woodland Park, Falcon and Yoder.

There were flash floods in Tucson, Arizona after monsoon storm. The storm, which developed on the Santa Catalina Mountains, moved to the northwest side and Tucson’s far westside by the evening of Thursday 22nd August. More rain is expected Friday and heavy rains are in the forecast for the weekend.

According to Accuweather, a developing tropical system over the eastern Pacific is likely to result in heavy rainfall in southern California, and possibly southern Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. However, the rainfall is likely to spread northward into part of the Sierra Nevada, northern Nevada, much of Utah and the Colorado Rockies.