Thursday, June 13, 2013
Rain will arrive Thursday afternoon and will be heavy during the overnight hours.
Eastern Massachusetts is under a flood watch as rain is expected to hit the area Thursday afternoon and into Friday. The flood watch is in effect until 8 a.m. Saturday. The National Weather Service said an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain could fall on the area. Eastern Massachusetts has already seen more than 6 inches of rain in June and meteorologists are concerned that the already saturated soil and swollen rivers and streams could cause flooding. "Residents living in flood-prone areas and/or along river banks should be alert and aware of the heavy rain potential this afternoon through tonight," the weather service said. "Motorists during the evening commute should be prepared for reduced visibilities with heavy rain, along with the …
Friday, June 7, 2013
Areas prone to flooding and near rivers and streams should be on alert for possible flooding as the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea move in on Friday.
Flooding is possible as the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea moves into the Danvers area on Friday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued the flood watch on Thursday afternoon and updated it again early Friday morning. The watch runs from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning, meaning there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. The heaviest rain is expected Friday afternoon through Friday night, the weather service said, with a total of 2 to 4 inches expected with up to 5 or more inches possible in some areas. Top concern is for urban and poor drainage areas, plus near small rivers and streams which could sharply rise in the heavy rain. The weather service recommends residents monitor weather forecasts and be…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
An inch of rain combined with melting snow on Tuesday could cause smaller streams to flood, warn meteorologists.
Flooding is possible on Tuesday with the combination of melting snow and a rainstorm that will move into Danvers. The National Weather Service said on Monday that minor flooding is possible for rivers and streams as well as poor drainage and “urban areas” on Tuesday and Tuesday night. The flooding is possible because of the combination of “locally heavy rainfall” and the melting snow from last Friday’s storm, which dropped about a foot and a half of snow in Danvers. “In addition, areas of dense fog may impact the region during this time,” the weather service said. Meteorologist Jeremy Reiner at WHDH-TV also warned that while the inch of rain that is forecasted would not typically be significant, the chance of flooding emerges when combined…
Monday, February 11, 2013
Fire hydrants should be dug out after the storm and the rain on Monday will need somewhere to go too.
During the weekend, Fire Departments in the area and other first responders were pushing for residents to make sure the fire hydrants near their home were cleared out. On Monday, as rain begins to fall, the focus turns to catch basins. Maybe there's one near your home, but you forget exactly where it is located. You're in luck - there's helpful colored arrows painted near the middle of the street pointing to the exact location of catch basins and fire hydrants. A painted white arrow near the center of the road indicates the location of a catch basin in Danvers, according to Bob Lee, director of operations for the Danvers Department of Public Works. Meanwhile, a painted yellow arrow near the center of the road indicates the location of a …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Your daily guide to the happenings and events in Danvers.
Today is Wednesday, October 5. Here are five things you need to know today in Danvers: 1. Did you know? Today is the most common birthday in America. Anyone on Danvers Patch celebrating a birthday today? 2. Rory Raven: Mentalist and Mindbender! will be at the Peabody Institute Library tonight at 7 p.m. Rory Raven isn't considered a psychic or a magician but they say he can read your mind, bend your spoon, and certainly leave you talking. 3. Danvers Community Access Television is looking for civic minded individuals that are interested in producing news video segments about community events in Danvers. Interested in learning more? Contact (978) 777-2720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 4. We hope everyone faired well and stayed safe in …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
This week's Facebook Poll asks readers about this morning's flood impacts.
Each week we poll our Facebook readers on a Danvers related topic. This week we want to know... How has this morning's flooding affected you? As always, if you don't see the answer you'd like, you can always add it. Head over to our Facebook page and vote, and check back on Social Media Saturday for the results
Add your own photos of the flooding in town.
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The flooding in Danvers this morning resulted in impassable roads, heavy traffic, and the temporary shutdown of a major highway.
Check out the scenes from neighborhoods around town effected by this morning's flash flooding in Danvers. For more flood coverage:
Several roads have been reported impassable and closed, including both Route 1 Northbound and Southbound.
Major flooding in Danvers this morning has resulted in several roads being deemed impassable, including Route 1 northbound and southbound. Areas to avoid in town due to major flooding: According to the National Weather Service, as of 7:52 a.m. the intensity of the heaviest rain diminished. The National Weather Service precautioned residents that, "excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause elevated levels on small creeks and streams, ponding of water in urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses, as well as other poor drainage and low lying spots." If there is a spot in town that people should avoid due to major flooding, comment and let us know. Have flood photos? Email editor firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, August 25, 2011
A line of showers and thunderstorms could bring strong winds and heavy rain to Danvers on Thursday afternoon.
A line of showers and thunderstorms capable of producing strong winds and causing minor flooding is headed toward Danvers on Thursday afternoon. At 1:45 p.m., radar showed the line of storms crossing I-495, heading eastward at 30 miles per hour. The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement at 1:21 p.m. on Thursday warning that the line of showers is capable of producing winds gusts topping 40 mph and heavy rain. The storms were expected to arrive along the Route 128 corridor, including Danvers, by 2:30 p.m. The heavy rain from the storm may cause minor street flooding and ponding, the weather service said, warning drivers to not drive into flooded areas.