(WFXR) — The WFXR News Pinpoint Weather Team is spotlighting Severe Weather Awareness Week in Virginia.
During the week, we’ll take a look at severe weather in our region and how it has impacted us in the short-term and in the long-term.
Today, we take a look at one of the more widely-impactful severe weather events: flooding.
In recent memory, our area has seen significant impacts from flooding. Whether it be from hurricanes, slow-moving low-pressure areas or just a summertime thunderstorm, our area can see and has seen, significant flooding.
One of the key point to remember, is the difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood Warning.
A Watch means conditions are favorable for flooding.
A Warning means that flooding is either occurring or is imminent, so the time to take action is NOW!