Flood watch in effect

Published 4:12 pm Wednesday, November 14, 2018

According to information from the National Weather Service (NWS), as of 3:39 p.m. Wednesday, a flood watch will remain in effect for Charlotte County from 7 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday evening.

“Another round of moderate-to-heavy rain may produce flooding,” cited documentation from NWS. “One to 2 inches of rain on already saturated soils, and with some rivers still elevated, could lead to more flooding, tonight through Thursday with river flooding possible into late week.”

The NWS also said streams, creeks and main stem rivers could flood.

Ahead of predicted weather for Thursday, Piedmont Senior Resources’ (PSR) friendship cafes in Charlotte County will be closed Thursday.

A release from PSR noted the cafes would be closed “because of anticipated heavy precipitation and low morning temperatures.”

PSR representatives said home-delivered meal routes in the county would begin at 10 a.m. The organization posted “a reminder that clients must be home to receive their meal boxes, which will be double because of the Thanksgiving holiday next Thursday.”

The NWS stated a flood watch means there is a potential for flooding to occur based on the predicted current forecasts.

“You should consider later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings,” said the NWS. “Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.”