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WGUS71 KBUF 130031
FFSBUF

FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
831 PM EDT TUE AUG 12 2014

NYC003-009-121-130315-
/O.CON.KBUF.FF.W.0024.000000T0000Z-140813T0315Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
ALLEGANY NY-CATTARAUGUS NY-WYOMING NY-
831 PM EDT TUE AUG 12 2014

...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1115 PM EDT FOR
SOUTHERN WYOMING...CATTARAUGUS AND NORTHWESTERN ALLEGANY COUNTIES...

AT 823 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO 
INDICATE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS STREAMING ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. 
THESE SHOULD WEAKEN IN THE NEXT HOUR...WITH ADDITIONAL RAINFALL 
AMOUNTS A HALF INCH OR LESS. HOWEVER...OVER TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAS 
FALLEN IN SOME AREAS WITH FLOODING IN FRANKLINVILLE... 
ELLICOTTVILLE...AND NEARBY LOCATIONS. STREAMS AND CREEKS CAN 
CONTINUE TO RISE EVEN AFTER THE HEAVIEST RAIN HAS ENDED...SO THOSE 
IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD CONTINUE TO EXERCISE CAUTION AND AVOID 
TRAVELING ON WASHED OUT ROADWAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY...COUNTRY
ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS...STREAMS AND OTHER LOW
LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A FEW INCHES OF
SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

&&

LAT...LON 4199 7905 4212 7903 4265 7830 4265 7804
      4212 7850 4199 7877

$$

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