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WGUS81 KBUF 051948
FLSBUF

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
348 PM EDT TUE AUG 5 2014

NYC003-009-029-121-052245-
/O.NEW.KBUF.FA.Y.0024.140805T1948Z-140805T2245Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
348 PM EDT TUE AUG 5 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A

* SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  ALLEGANY COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF WELLSVILLE...
  CATTARAUGUS COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...SALAMANCA...OLEAN...
  ERIE COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK...
  WYOMING COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK...

* UNTIL 645 PM EDT

* AT 344 PM EDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATED 
BETWEEN AN INCH AND TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL FALLING WITHIN AN AREA OF 
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. THIS RAINFALL OVER A SATURATED GROUND 
WILL ELEVATE SMALL STREAMS ACROSS THE ADVISED AREA...WITH SEVERAL 
STREAMS LIKELY TO REACH NEAR BANKFULL.  

THIS RAINFALL WILL ALSO CAUSE MINOR FLOODING IN AREAS OF POOR 
DRAINAGE AND PONDING OF WATER ON SOME ROADWAYS.

STREAMS AND CREEKS WILL CONTINUE TO RISE EVEN AFTER THE HEAVY 
RAINFALL HAS ENDED. 

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.

&&

LAT...LON 4200 7894 4263 7891 4268 7796 4262 7799
      4260 7803 4259 7801 4257 7805 4257 7803
      4256 7805 4252 7804 4252 7785 4248 7784
      4247 7771 4200 7774

$$

THOMAS





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