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WGUS41 KALY 151525
FLWALY

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
1125 AM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

NYC041-160315-
/O.NEW.KALY.FA.W.0004.140415T1525Z-140416T0315Z/
/00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
HAMILTON NY-
1125 AM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBANY HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR SMALL STREAMS IN...
  HAMILTON COUNTY IN EASTERN NEW YORK...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...SPECULATOR...INDIAN LAKE...

* UNTIL 1115 PM EDT TUESDAY

* AT 1117 AM EDT DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED A HALF AN INCH TO THREE 
  QUARTERS OF AN INCH OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN THE WARNING AREA.

* ADDITIONAL RAINFALL BETWEEN 1 TO AS MUCH AS 2 INCHES IS POSSIBLE 
  INTO THE EARLY EVENING HOURS. THIS RAINFALL ACCOMPANIED BY SNOW MELT 
  WILL CAUSE LOCAL RIVERS AND STREAMS TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE 
  DURING THIS TIME. SOME ROAD CLOSURES MAY OCCUR IN THE WARNED AREAS. 
  PLEASE USE EXTRA TIME IF TRAVELING AND IF ROADS ARE CLOSED....PLEASE 
  SEEK ALTERNATE ROUTES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER ON COUNTRY ROADS AND
FARMLAND ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. MOST
FLOOD RELATED DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS
WATER COVERED BRIDGES...DIPS...OR LOW WATER CROSSINGS. NEVER TRY TO
CROSS A FLOWING STREAM...EVEN A SMALL ONE...ON FOOT. TO ESCAPE RISING
WATER MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND.

PLEASE REPORT FLOODING TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY EMAIL AT
ALB.STORMREPORT@NOAA.GOV...ON FACEBOOK AT
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/US.NATIONALWEATHERSERVICE.ALBANY.GOV OR TWITTER
@NWSALBANY.

&&

LAT...LON 4397 7425 4392 7432 4382 7421 4383 7414
      4381 7410 4374 7410 4373 7422 4328 7415
      4325 7461 4334 7486 4348 7477 4407 7486
      4412 7428

$$

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