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WGUS71 KBUF 052118
FFSBUF

FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
518 PM EDT TUE AUG 5 2014

NYC051-052230-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
LIVINGSTON NY-
518 PM EDT TUE AUG 5 2014

...A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 630 PM EDT FOR
SOUTHEASTERN LIVINGSTON COUNTY...

AT 506 PM EDT...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED  
THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING FLASH FLOODING OVER THE WARNED AREA. REPORTED 
ROADS THAT ARE COVERED BY WATER AND WASHED OUT INCLUDE ROUTE 36 IN 
THE TOWN OF WEST SPARTA AND ROUTE 63 IN THE TOWN OF SPARTA. NATIONAL 
WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR DISPLAYS ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF A 
THIRD TO TWO THIRDS OF AN INCH PASSING ACROSS THE WARNED AREA THIS 
LATE AFTERNOON. 

EXPECT SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS IN THE AREA TO ALSO RISE NEAR AND 
POSSIBLY OVER BANKFULL. STREAMS AND CREEKS WILL CONTINUE TO RISE 
EVEN AFTER THE HEAVY RAINFALL HAS ENDED.  

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

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.

&&

LAT...LON 4248 7784 4252 7785 4252 7791 4274 7783
      4274 7761 4267 7759 4266 7748 4258 7749
      4257 7765 4253 7767 4253 7771 4247 7772

$$

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