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Watch out! Bay County under flash flood warning

Panama City News Herald logo Panama City News Herald 9/8/2021 The News Herald/USA TODAY NETWORK
a sign on the side of a road: Signs warn motorists about high water on Beach Dr. after heavy rain from former Hurricane Ida caused local flooding around Panama City Tuesday, August 31, 2021. © MIKE FENDER / THE NEWS HERALD Signs warn motorists about high water on Beach Dr. after heavy rain from former Hurricane Ida caused local flooding around Panama City Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

PANAMA CITY — The National Weather Service has placed Bay County under a flash flood warning until 6:15 p.m.

According to the NWS, thunderstorms across the area have produced between 1 to 4 inches of rain the last three hours. Additional rainfall of between 1 and 3 inches of rain are possible in the warning area. 

A flash flood warning means ongoing or expected shortly. 

Some areas that are expected to experience flash flooding include Panama City, Lynn Haven, Panama City Beach, Callaway, Springfield, Hiland Park, Tyndall Air Force Base, Bradford and Parker.

The NWS states that most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Motorists are warned to turn around when encountering flooded roads and not attempt to drive through them.

This article originally appeared on The News Herald: Watch out! Bay County under flash flood warning

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