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Heavy rain expected in N.L.

There is a heavy rainfall warning for parts of the island today (Thursday).
There is a heavy rainfall warning for parts of the island today (Thursday).

The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment says it is monitoring Environment and Climate Change Canada forecast information on an approaching system expected to track eastward across the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador today.

Total rainfall amounts of up to 45 millimetres are forecast for the Southern Shore area of the Avalon Peninsula by Friday morning, while St. John’s and vicinity is forecasted to receive amounts near 25 millimetres. The southeast Avalon and the Burin Peninsula are forecast to receive rainfall amounts of 40-80 millimetres.

Rainfall warnings have been issued for Corner Brook and vicinity, Deer Lake-Humber Valley, Green Bay-White Bay and Gros Morne. Total rainfall amounts of up to 50 millimetres are expected in these regions by this afternoon.

 Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Residents are reminded to follow the latest weather forecast for further alert bulletins and to take measures to ensure personal safety. More information regarding weather forecasts and warnings can be found at: www.weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=nl

 Information regarding general emergency preparedness is available at www.getprepared.gc.ca/.

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