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Flash flood watch has Lynn and the region lined up for another soaking

You may want to keep your sump pump close by. Again.

The National Weather Service has warned of potential flash floods in Lynn and the surrounding area as the remnants of Hurricane Florence push through the region. Now just a massive rainstorm, the Florence leftovers are expected to dump anywhere between 3 and 6 inches of water in the area from late Monday night through Tuesday evening.

“Bands of torrential rain showers are expected to develop very late tonight and continue through Tuesday afternoon,” the service wrote in a statement released Monday. “Widespread rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches are anticipated…but a narrow swath of 4 to 6 inches of rain is possible which may fall in a very short period of time.”

Lynn Mayor Thomas M. McGee listed a number of services available to residents impacted by any flooding.

Flash Flood Warning in the area beginning tonight, Monday 9/17 lasting until early Wednesday Morning, 9/19. The…

Posted by Tom McGee-Mayor of Lynn on Monday, September 17, 2018

While it’s impossible to tell where exactly where the rain will fall hardest, NBC10 meteorologist Pete Bouchard had Lynn in the crosshairs.

Just last month, parts of Lynn and Peabody were doused by a damaging flash flood. Several businesses and homes are still repairing the damage from that round of soaking.


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