The Flood Event of August 29th - 31st, 2004


The above image depicts storm total rainfall (in inches, as estimated by National Weather Service Doppler Radar) from noon on Sunday, August 29th through 8am on Tuesday, August 31st, 2004.  The rainfall was caused by moisture from the remnants of Tropical Storm Gaston interacting with a cold front. The legend is located at the top-left portion of the image.  Areas that received more than 3 inches of rain were hardest hit. Below is a summary of flood reports and rainfall amounts collected from spotters and National Weather Service gages:


STORM SUMMARY

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT ... SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY
1134 PM EDT MON AUG 30 2004
..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION...ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS..
1215 PM FLASH FLOOD MANLIUS 43.00N 75.98W 08/30/2004 ONONDAGA NY LAW ENFORCEMENT NUMEROUS ROAD WASHOUTS AND CREEKS OVER THEIR BANKS. FLOODING ALSO OCCURRED IN LAFAYETTE.
1215 PM FLASH FLOOD POMPEY 42.90N 76.02W 08/30/2004 ONONDAGA NY LAW ENFORCEMENT NUMEROUS ROAD WASHOUTS AND CREEKS FLOODING FROM EXCESSIVE RAINS. 1230 PM FLASH FLOOD CANASTOTA 43.08N 75.76W 08/30/2004 MADISON NY LAW ENFORCEMENT NUMEROUS ROADS FLOODED AND CREEKS OVER THEIR BANKS. 0120 PM FLASH FLOOD MORAVIA 42.71N 76.42W 08/30/2004 CAYUGA NY TRAINED SPOTTER ROAD WASHOUTS AND FLOODING. OWASCO INLET IS OVER ITS BANKS AND FLOODING ROADWAYS. 0120 PM FLASH FLOOD LOCKE 42.67N 76.42W 08/30/2004 CAYUGA NY TRAINED SPOTTER ROADS FLOODED AND CREEKS OVER THEIR BANKS. 0220 PM FLASH FLOOD CAMPBELL 42.23N 77.20W 08/30/2004 STEUBEN NY EMERGENCY MNGR NUMEROUS ROADS FLOODED. 0220 PM FLASH FLOOD ADDISON 42.11N 77.23W 08/30/2004 STEUBEN NY EMERGENCY MNGR NUMEROUS ROADS FLOODED. 0220 PM FLASH FLOOD ELMIRA 42.09N 76.81W 08/30/2004 CHEMUNG NY EMERGENCY MNGR SEVERAL UNDERPASSES FLOODED BY EXCESSIVE RAIN. 0220 PM FLASH FLOOD THURSTON 42.22N 77.27W 08/30/2004 STEUBEN NY EMERGENCY MNGR NUMEROUS ROADS FLOODED. 0340 PM FLASH FLOOD CHITTENANGO 43.05N 75.87W 08/30/2004 MADISON NY TRAINED SPOTTER SEVERAL ROADS FLOODED. 0345 PM FLASH FLOOD MANLIUS 43.00N 75.98W 08/30/2004 ONONDAGA NY TRAINED SPOTTER GOLF COURSE FLOODED. 0420 PM FLASH FLOOD SCOTT 42.73N 76.23W 08/30/2004 CORTLAND NY EMERGENCY MNGR ROADS FLOODED. 0440 PM FLASH FLOOD ADDISON 42.11N 77.23W 08/30/2004 STEUBEN NY EMERGENCY MNGR TRAILER PARK FLOODED ON THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROUTE 119 AND COUNTY ROUTE 2. 0454 PM FLASH FLOOD MANLIUS 43.00N 75.98W 08/30/2004 ONONDAGA NY LAW ENFORCEMENT SIGNIFICANT FLOODING ALONG LIMESTONE CREEK MAINLY IN SOUTHERN PART OF TOWN, BUT SPREADING NORTH. REPORTED AS WORST FLOODING THEY/VE SEEN IN 20 YEARS. 0656 PM FLASH FLOOD 1 W MATAMORAS 41.37N 74.72W 08/30/2004 PIKE PA EMERGENCY MNGR NUMEROUS ROADS FLOODED. 0740 PM FLASH FLOOD CLARKS SUMMIT 41.49N 75.71W 08/30/2004 LACKAWANNA PA LAW ENFORCEMENT SEVERAL ROADS FLOODED. ONE ROAD DAMAGED NEAR WAVERLY BY FLOOD WATERS. 0800 PM FLASH FLOOD 2 SW HAVEN 41.51N 74.56W 08/30/2004 SULLIVAN NY LAW ENFORCEMENT MAJOR FLOODING OCCURRING IN WESTBROOKVILLE. NUMEROUS ROADS WERE FLOODED. REPORTS OF POLES BEING WASHED OUT OF THE GROUND. EVACUATIONS TAKING PLACE. 0920 PM FLASH FLOOD TUNKHANNOCK 41.54N 75.95W 08/30/2004 WYOMING PA LAW ENFORCEMENT TUNKHANNOCK BORO CREEK WAS FLOODING A PORTION OF TUNKHANNOCK BORO. 2 HOMES WERE FLOODED. WATER WAS AS HIGH AS 4 FEET DEEP ON THE INTERSECTION OF EAST HARRISON AND MCCORD STREET. 1000 PM FLASH FLOOD WINDSOR 42.08N 75.64W 08/30/2004 BROOME NY LAW ENFORCEMENT ROADS FLOODED. 1000 PM FLASH FLOOD SANFORD 42.10N 75.48W 08/30/2004 BROOME NY LAW ENFORCEMENT ROADS FLOODED. 1048 PM FLASH FLOOD WINDSOR 42.08N 75.64W 08/30/2004 BROOME NY LAW ENFORCEMENT ROADS AND BRIDGES CLOSED. CREEKS OVER THEIR BANKS. TRAILER PARK LOCATED ON OLD ROUTE 17 FLOODED. 1055 PM FLASH FLOOD NEW MILFORD 41.88N 75.73W 08/30/2004 SUSQUEHANNA PA LAW ENFORCEMENT ROADS FLOODED. 1055 PM FLASH FLOOD 5 NE SUSQUEHANNA 41.98N 75.53W 08/30/2004 SUSQUEHANNA PA LAW ENFORCEMENT ROADS FLOODED. 1126 PM FLASH FLOOD WINDSOR 42.08N 75.64W 08/30/2004 BROOME NY EMERGENCY MNGR MAJOR FLOODING. NUMEROUS ROADS WASHED OUT. HIGHWAY 17 FLOODED BETWEEN EXIT 79 AND 80. RESCUE UNDERWAY ON OSTRANDER RD. POSSIBLE TRAILER PARK INNUNDATION. $$ JAB


RAINFALL REPORTS

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY
1015 PM EDT TUE AUG 31 2004

HERE IS A COLLECTION OF UNOFFICIAL RAIN AMOUNTS FROM AROUND CENTRAL 
NEW YORK AND NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA. THESE INCLUDE REPORTS FROM OUR 
SPOTTER NETWORK, MESONET SITES, AND COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS. STORM 
TOTALS ARE GENERALLY 48 TO 72 HOUR COLLECTIONS UP UNTIL THE TIME OF 
REPORT. THE NEW RAIN AMOUNTS ARE GENERALLY WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 24 
HOURS. THANKS ONCE AGAIN TO ALL SPOTTERS IN OUR NETWORK FOR THE 
VOLUNTEER SERVICE THEY PROVIDE US...AND THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.

THIS WILL BE THE FINAL REPORT FROM THIS SERIES OF STORM EVENTS.

                          NEW   STORM    TIME/DATE    COMMENTS
LOCATION                  RAIN  TOTAL
.NEW YORK

...BROOME...
WINDSOR RIVER GAUGE             3.40   0800 AM 08/31
SANFRD/WINDSR             2.35         0706 AM 08/31  
VESTAL                          0.35   1130 AM 08/31
BINGHAMTON AIRPORT              0.30   0508 PM 08/31  


...CAYUGA...
PORT BYRON                      2.79   0445 PM 08/31
              
...CHEMUNG...
ELMIRA AIRPORT            1.44  1.48   0800 AM 08/31 
ELMIRA COOP               0.57  1.07   0800 AM 08/31 
ELMIRA                    0.45  0.5    0640 AM 08/31  
ELMIRA                          0.78   0130 PM 08/31  
SOUTHPORT                       0.71   0845 AM 08/31  
BIG FLATS                       1.1    1005 AM 08/31  
              
...CHENANGO...
GUILFORD                  0.73         0751 AM 08/31

...CORTLAND...
MARATHON                        1.72   0445 PM 08/31
WILLET                          2.05   0800 PM 08/31
              
...DELAWARE...
LORDVILLE                       1.94   0805 AM 08/31  
EAST SIDNEY DAM                 1.84   0800 AM 08/31 
HAMDEN                          0.59   0825 AM 08/31  
BOVINA                          0.31   0950 AM 08/31  
DEPOSIT COOP              0.85         0800 AM 08/31
              
...MADISON...
HAMILTON                        3.65   1121 AM 08/31  
GEORGETOWN                1.14         0800 AM 08/31
              
...ONEIDA...
POINT ROCK                      4.03   0730 AM 08/31  
WESTERNVILLE                    3.25   0800 AM 08/31  
STITTVILLE                      1.58   0940 AM 08/31  
HOLLAND PATENT                  1.61   0828 AM 08/31
MADISON                         2.97   0445 PM 08/31
UTICA AIRPORT                   1.80   0508 PM 08/31
BOONVILLE                       2.87   0800 PM 08/31
              
...ONONDAGA...
TULLY                           4.8    0627 AM 08/31  
MANLIUS                         4.87   0515 PM 08/31 
SYRACUSE                        2.9    0807 AM 08/31  
SYRACUSE AIRPORT          1.06         0800 AM 08/31
SYRACUSE                       3.64    0445 PM 08/31
FAYETTEVILLE                   3.15    0445 PM 08/31
CAMILLUS                       2.20    0800 PM 08/31

...OSWEGO...
SANDY CREEK                     3.39   0725 AM 08/31  

...SCHUYLER...
ARNOT FOREST              0.90         0800 AM 08/31
MECKLENBURG               1.04         0800 AM 08/31    
              
...SENECA...
ROMULUS                         2.18   0908 AM 08/31  
ROMULUS                         1.90   0445 PM 08/31
              
...STEUBEN...
CANISTEO                        1.57   0928 AM 08/31  
CORNING                         1.35   0723 AM 08/31  
HORNELL                         1.29   0736 AM 08/31  
CAMPBELL                        3.13   0813 AM 08/31  
URBANA                          3.26   0714 AM 08/31  
HORNBY                    1.50         0800 AM 08/31
THURSTON                  1.26         0800 AM 08/31 
ERWIN                           2.06   0700 PM 08/31
CATON                     0.56         0700 AM 08/31
              
...SULLIVAN...
LONG EDDY                       0.51   0720 AM 08/31  
BLOOMINGBURG              2.59         0800 AM 08/31
CLARYVILLE                1.30         0800 AM 08/31                    
MONTICELLO AIRPORT        1.39         0800 AM 08/31
ROCK HILL                 3.50         0800 AM 08/31
S. FALLSBURG              1.59         0430 PM 08/31
              
...TIOGA...
APALACHIN                 0.17         0605 AM 08/31  
              
...TOMPKINS...
FREEVILLE                       2.93   0710 AM 08/31  
GROTON                          5.4    0712 AM 08/31
GROTON                          3.87   0445 PM 08/31
ITHACA GAME FARM                3.23   0505 PM 08/31
              
...YATES...
STARKEY                         2.95   0905 AM 08/31  
PENN YAN                        0.75   0950 AM 08/31  
PENN YAN                        1.62   1115 AM 08/31
DUNDEE                          2.13   0445 PM 08/31
              
.PENNSYLVANIA

...LACKAWANNA...
CLARKS SUMMIT                   0.75   1030 AM 08/31 
AVOCA AIRPORT                   0.12   0510 PM 08/31 
              
...PIKE...
DINGMAN                   0.45         0752 AM 08/31  
HAWLEY                    2.19         0800 AM 08/31  
MATAMORAS/P.JERVIS        1.90         0800 AM 08/31

              
...SUSQUEHANNA...
DIMOCK TWP                      1.13   0722 AM 08/31  
MONTROSE                  0.91         0800 AM 08/31              
SUSQUEHANNA OBS           1.39         0800 AM 08/31

             
...WAYNE...
EQUINUNK 2 NW             1.15         0840 AM 08/31  
SCOTT TWP                 1.11         0740 AM 08/31  
MILANVILLE                      0.52   0829 AM 08/31