Flash flood warnings from Gulf Coast to Ohio Valley

An empty car is submerged in a flooded area of the parking lot of The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. on Friday.   Uncredited / AP


By Ian Johnston, Staff Writer, NBC News

Flood and flash flood warning were issued Saturday for a vast area stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Ohio Valley.

The National Weather Service said thunderstorms and rain was expected to continue for the affected area for Saturday.

“Some of the showers and thunderstorms will be capable of producing heavy rain, continuing the threat of flash flooding,” it said.

“Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches will be possible with localized heavier amounts at times. Remember, Turn Around Don’t Drown,” it added.

Woman’s Body Found in Car After Flash Flood in the Inland Empire

The woman was still wearing her seatbelt when authorities found her in her car


(NBC 4) – A 77-year-old woman was found dead in her car after being caught in a flash flood during heavy rains in the Inland Empire, authorities said Monday.

The body of Jean Gizzy was discovered Sunday, north of a railroad bridge crossing the Sacramento Wash and the 95 Freeway, west of Needles, according to the San Bernardino Sheriff-Coroner.

The Lake Havasu resident was still wearing her seatbelt in the driver’s seat of her white 2009 Hyundai Sonata when authorities found her.

Heavy rain Sunday night and Monday morning flooded streets and damaged buildings in parts of the Inland Empire. At one point, 2 inches of rain fell within a one-hour period.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department was investigating the death.

Flash Flood Watch for Arizona

Tropical Storm Ivo expected to bring Arizona rain

Tropical Storm Ivo expected to bring Ariz. rain


Posted on August 25, 2013 at 6:46 AM

Updated today at 11:42 AM


PHOENIX (AP) — Parts of Arizona are expected to be hit with scattered severe storms this weekend, with possible flooding thanks to moisture from Tropical Storm Ivo in the Pacific, forecasters said.

The state saw storms Saturday afternoon with periods of heavy rain.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood watch for much of Arizona on Sunday because of the severe storms. The flash-flood watch runs from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday and includes all of Yavapai County, as well as the entire northwest quadrant of the state. The region could see a couple of inches of rain by Monday, with heavier amounts in localized areas, said Megan Schwitzer of the National Weather Service office in Flagstaff.

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Wet Sunday, flood watches in place for parts of Utah


By Janelle Stecklein – The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published 5 hours ago • Updated 5 hours ago

The next two days will probably be wet ones for many Utahns as the remnants of a tropical depression pushes north into the state.

The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City said widespread locally-heavy rain can be expected, but mainly across southern, central and eastern Utah thanks to Tropical Depression Ivo.

A flash flood watch was in place through late Sunday for all of southern Utah, parts of central Utah and the eastern part of the state including the cities of St. George, Vernal, Duchesne, Moab, Blanding, Richfield and Price.

A flood threat exists for slot canyons, dry washes, small streams, burn scars and urban areas that don’t drain well, the weather service warned.