At 3:23 PM Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh resumed a flood warning for Venango County.
The warning will be in effect until 9:15 PM Thursday.
With moderate rain continuing across the county, the NWS said “several small streams and creeks feeding into Sugar Creek and French Creek were still overflowing their banks.” Affected areas also included Pleasantville and Oil Creek Township.
A flood warning that had been posted for Venango County at 8:33 AM because of flooding of roadways in Sugarcreek Borough expired during the early afternoon. Some three hours later, the NWS resumed their warning.
A flood warning means flooding is imminent, or has been reported. All interested parties should immediately take necessary precautions.
Officials warn not to drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road.
If necessary, evacuate to higher ground.
The NWS asks that high water reports be telephoned to (412) 262 – 1988, or posted to the NWS Pittsburgh Facebook page, or sent via Twitter @NWSPittsburgh.