PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – City officials are urging residents and Democratic National Convention demonstrators to take caution because of potential strong storms and the possibility of flash floods throughout the region today.

The flash flood watch begins at 2 p.m. and continues through Friday at 7 p.m.

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Officials warn some of the storms may contain torrential rainfall and result in a localized flash flood threat.

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“Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation,” said Mayor Kenney. “Whether you’re driving, walking or riding, we urge you to stay clear of potentially flooded roadways and seek shelter during heavy rains.”

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Officials urge drivers do not drive around barriers warning of flooded roads.

For the safety of demonstrators during the DNC, medic tents, misting tents and bottled water are available in FDR Park.

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Officials say the city is not granting permits for camping during the DNC, and demonstrators are highly encouraged not to camp in light of the safety threats posed by thunderstorms and flash floods.

Thursday is the final day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia.

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