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WGUS81 KBUF 110155
FLSBUF

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
955 PM EDT MON AUG 10 2015

NYC055-069-110315-
/O.CON.KBUF.FA.W.0010.000000T0000Z-150811T0315Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
ONTARIO NY-MONROE NY-
955 PM EDT MON AUG 10 2015

...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1115 PM EDT FOR
NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO AND SOUTHERN MONROE COUNTIES...

AT 953 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATES THAT 2 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN 
HAS FALLEN IN AREAS SOUTH AND EAST OF ROCHESTER...ESPECIALLY NEAR 
MENDON AND VICTOR. THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN PUBLIC REPORTS OF HEAVY 
RAINFALL LEADING TO STANDING WATER ON ROADWAYS AND FIELDS IN THESE 
AREAS...AND AS MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL CONTINUES TO MOVE ACROSS 
THE ROCHESTER METRO AREA AND TOWNS SOUTH OF THE CITY THROUGH 11 
PM... THERE WILL LIKELY BE ADDITIONAL FLOODING OF URBAN AND LOW 
LYING AREAS.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... 
ROCHESTER...CHILI...EAST ROCHESTER...WEBSTER...FAIRPORT... 
BRIGHTON...MENDON...VICTOR...AND HONEOYE FALLS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE 
INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY...AND BE ESPECIALLY 
CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS OF 
FLOODING. 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 PONDING OF WATER IN
URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER
POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. 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 4294 7758 4294 7776 4295 7773 4298 7772
      4299 7773 4299 7788 4315 7790 4321 7738
      4293 7736 4293 7757

$$

JJR



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