Montgomery County warns of life-threatening flash flooding for Wednesday and Thursday

The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety issued a dire warning due to the forecast for heavy rain in the area for Wednesday and Thursday. The area is expected to receive four to six inches of rain over the two days. and the county is warning of “LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING.” The storm is the remnants of Hurricane Ida that made landfall in Lousiana over the weekend.

Below is the text of the warning:

Confidence has increased that we will experience LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING in our area tomorrow into Thursday!

DO NOT travel during periods of heavy rain, as roadways can quickly become impassable. If you are caught in the storm, DO NOT drive or walk through floodwaters. Even a few inches of rushing water can kill!

Prepare NOW if you live in a flood-prone or low-lying area. In case of emergency, dial 9-1-1.