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Flood Warning issued Sunday afternoon for area

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The National Weather Service in Boston/Norton has issued a Flood Warning for Southeastern Bristol County in southeastern Massachusetts, South central Plymouth County in southeastern Massachusetts and Newport County in Rhode Island until 7:15 PM EDT.

At 5:09 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated bands of heavy rainfall that will result in street flooding. Some locations have already received up to 2 inches of rain and an additional inch of rain may fall in the next hour.

Some locations that will experience flooding include New Bedford, Fall River, Plymouth, Dartmouth, Newport, Marion, Wareham, Portsmouth, Middletown, Fairhaven, Tiverton, Westport, Carver, Acushnet, Mattapoisett, Rochester and Little Compton.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. Do not drive through roads or underpasses that are flooded. Avoid flooded areas near small streams and move to higher ground immediately.

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