Over 55 million Americans at risk for flash flooding this weekend

Last month, he unveiled a multi-tiered strategy on gun crime that includes giving federal resources to police departments and letting communities use pandemic relief funds for prevention programs, including the hiring of counselors and social workers.

“This shouldn’t be a red or blue issue — it’s an American issue,” Biden said at the time.

But how to deal with crime, particularly during ongoing conversations regarding the role of policing and alternative crime prevention matters, tends to splinter along party lines — and within the parties themselves. Not all Democrats are in lockstep with Biden’s plans, and some Republicans agree with them. Some 26% of Democrats disapprove of Biden’s work on crime, according to a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll, while only 6% of Republicans approve of how Biden has handled the issue.

One of Biden’s plans — increased funding, especially in impoverished areas, for gun crime prevention — has support across both parties: 61% of Republicans and 90% of Democrats.

Over 55 million Americans are at risk for flash flooding this weekend as severe weather heads toward the Northeast.

Portions of the Northeast are nearly five times wetter than average for July so far. New York and Boston both could approach all-time wettest July before the month’s end.

PHOTO: A train lays derailed near Lund, Utah,, July 15, 2021.

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Tornadoes and damaging winds are also possible in the Northeast today.

A slow moving frontal system is bringing very heavy rain from the central U.S. to the East Coast. Over 3 inches of rain caused flash flooding in the Detroit region on Friday. Over 5 inches of rain was reported in Indiana, nearly 6 inches of rain was reported in Illinois, and over 10 inches of rain was reported in Kansas.

PHOTO: Flash flood watches are in effect from Indiana to Massachusetts. The rainfall threat across parts of the northeast is particularly concerning. The region is well above average for rainfall.

Flash flood watches are in effect from Indiana to Massachusetts. The rainfall threat across parts o…Read More
The system is moving east this morning and will bring more heavy rain to parts of the Ohio Valley and ultimately into the Northeast. Severe storms, including the risk for possible tornadoes and damaging winds will be possible from Maryland to New York today, including Philadelphia and New York City.

Flash flood watches are in effect from Indiana to Massachusetts. The rainfall threat across parts of the Northeast is particularly concerning. The region is well above average for rainfall.

On top of the flash flood watches, severe thunderstorm watches are now in effect across a large swath of the Northeast as well, including Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City. Strong to severe thunderstorms are already firing up in parts of the region.

Strong, potentially damaging wind gusts are the main concern from any severe thunderstorms that move through. Stronger, slow-moving thunderstorms bringing torrential rain also bring the threat of dangerous flash flooding and frequent lightning.

One of these stronger thunderstorms are already impacting parts of northeastern New Jersey into New York City…and it’s moving very slowly. The worst of it right now is from Elizabeth to Jersey City, New Jersey, where a flash flood warning has just been issued.

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