Flooding Threat Continues for the Northeast
The powerful winter storm might be moving away from the Northeast, but it has caused quite an issue for many communities along rivers.
Frozen rivers are breaking free after seeing warm temperatures this past week. Now the threat for #flooding increases along the east coast. Connecticut State Representative and firefighter, @BrianOhler has the latest. #CTwx pic.twitter.com/oo9b0JSUZn
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) January 13, 2018
Warmer air ahead of the storm system combined with rain helped thaw frozen rivers, resulting in chunks of ice like you see below.
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) January 12, 2018
These ice chunks piled up in some spots, creating “ice jams” and flooding in surrounding locations.
Flood alerts remain in effect Saturday and continue into Sunday for some rivers with higher or rising water levels.
For WeatherNation, I’m Meredith Garofalo