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WGUS71 KBUF 281847
FFSBUF

FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
247 PM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

NYC055-069-281945-
/O.CON.KBUF.FF.W.0015.000000T0000Z-140728T1945Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
ONTARIO NY-MONROE NY-
247 PM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 345 PM EDT FOR
SOUTHEASTERN MONROE AND ONTARIO COUNTIES...

AT 246 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR SHOWED RAIN GRADUALLY 
TAPERING OFF ACROSS ONTARIO COUNTY. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL THROUGH LATE 
AFTERNOON SHOULD BE LESS THAN A QUARTER INCH.

HOWEVER...HEAVER RAINS EARLIER TODAY HAS PRODUCED SIGNIFICANT FLASH 
FLOODING ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS REPORTS OF 
ROAD CLOSURES AND WASHOUTS...ESPECIALLY IN THE BRISTOL HILLS NEAR 
CANANDAIGUA LAKE AND HONEOYE LAKE...AS WELL AS THE TOWN OF GORHAM. 
ALSO...CREEKS AND STREAMS CAN TAKE SEVERAL HOURS TO CREST AFTER THE 
HEAVIEST RAINFALL. THOSE IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD REMAIN ALERT FOR 
FLOODING...AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL 
CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. 

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 4257 7740 4292 7752 4305 7757 4303 7737
      4300 7696 4277 7698 4275 7714 4276 7731
      4273 7734 4268 7734 4267 7736 4258 7736

$$

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