Flash Flooding Makes For Wet Labor Day - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Flash Flooding Makes For Wet Labor Day

Posted: Updated:
FOX 29's Kelly Hessedal tweeted this photo when it began pouring rain at the annual Labor Day Parade in Philadelphia. FOX 29's Kelly Hessedal tweeted this photo when it began pouring rain at the annual Labor Day Parade in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA -

Several Flash Flood Warnings are now in effect for the Philadelphia area as heavy rain moves across the area.

WATCH LIVE: Ultimate Doppler Radar

CHECK: Weather Warnings, Watches, Advisories

SIGN UP: Get Weather Alert Text Messages

SEND: UReport Weather Photos, Videos

The National Weather Service posted one Flash Flood Warning this morning for parts of Burlington, Camden County, Gloucester and Philadelphia counties until 1:45 p.m.

But now Flash Flood Warnings have been added for Delaware, Gloucester and Salem counties until 3:30 p.m., and still more are up for Hunterdon, Mercer and Bucks counties until 5 p.m.

Some of the storms were severe when they crossed Philly and its north and west suburbs, but Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were canceled by late morning, before they expired.

By noon, there were some reports of roadway flooding near Camden and Philadelphia. The weather service said additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches could come in a short amount of time, with showers and thunderstorms redeveloping over much of the area.

"A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring," the NWS says. "If you are in the warning area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. Never attempt to cross swiftly flowing waters or waters of unknown depth by foot or in an automobile. Turn around don't drown!"

The rain came right as Philadelphia's Labor Day Parade was stepping off.

FOX 29's Kelly Hessedal reported that umbrellas and rain ponchos were everywhere at the steel workers' union hall, and she tweeted photos when the skies opened up shortly before 10 a.m. She said it's "Pouring... But it appears the parade is going on anyway!"

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • 3 Injured, Child Killed In Grays Ferry Shooting

    3 Injured, Child Killed In Grays Ferry Shooting

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:20:11 GMT
    SkyFOX was live over the scene on the 1500 of South Etting Street in South Philadelphia around 9:40 p.m. on Friday. Police say four people have been shot. According to authorities, a 3-year-old girl was shot, one time in the left side of her chest. She was transported to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and was pronounced dead. 
    SkyFOX was live over the scene on the 1500 of South Etting Street in South Philadelphia around 9:40 p.m. on Friday. Police say four people have been shot. According to authorities, a 3-year-old girl was shot, one time in the left side of her chest. She was transported to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and was pronounced dead. 
  • Philadelphia Cabs Set To Have Security Cameras

    Philadelphia Cabs Set To Have Security Cameras

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:14:51 GMT
    Philadelphia cab owners are being told they must install new security cameras, and not everyone is happy about it.
    Philadelphia cab owners are being told they must install new security cameras, and not everyone is happy about it.
  • Suspect Confesses To Murder, Police Search For Bodies In Park

    Suspect Confesses To Murder, Police Search For Bodies In Park

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:22:08 GMT
    Authorities say they are searching allegedly for two dismembered bodies buried in a wooded in Indian Rock Park in Springfield after a murder suspect confessed to killing two people.
    Authorities say they are searching allegedly for two dismembered bodies buried in a wooded in Indian Rock Park in Springfield after a murder suspect confessed to killing two people.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices