Saturday Flash Flooding in Chesterfield County

5-9" Rain is pushing water over local roads. Water Rescues occurring now.

Saturday Flash Flooding in Chesterfield County
Chesterfield police water rescue (Source: Chesterfield Police)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) -

**This is a breaking story-- new information being added**

5-9″ of rain has fallen in parts of Chesterfield county, with more to come as large portions of the the county under a Flood Warning until 7pm, which also includes the City of Richmond and much of Henrico County.

Route 76 (Powhite Parkway) in Chesterfield has flooding up to the divider in the median this afternoon.

This is Otterdale Road and THIS is not passable. Many roads in the county have high water and some of them have signs...

Posted by Chesterfield County Police on Saturday, August 15, 2020

This rain has fallen on top of Saturated ground. We aren’t even halfway through the month, and it’s already the 3rd wettest August on record for RIC with more than 11 1/2″ inches reported at the airport. Storm spotter and NWS volunteer Wayne Shepherd isn’t in the wettest spot this morning but check out this map!

Many spots in Northern Chesterfield are way over 1 foot of rain.

That means any additional rain is not able to soak in to the soil-- so flash flooding is still possible for the next few days. Please be careful!!

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