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WGUS81 KBUF 251217
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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
717 AM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

NYC009-013-029-037-121-252115-
/O.CON.KBUF.FA.W.0021.000000T0000Z-141125T2115Z/
/00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
CATTARAUGUS NY-GENESEE NY-WYOMING NY-CHAUTAUQUA NY-ERIE NY-
717 AM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 415 PM EST TUESDAY FOR
URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN ERIE...NORTHERN CHAUTAUQUA...
WYOMING...SOUTHERN GENESEE AND NORTHWESTERN CATTARAUGUS COUNTIES...

AT 713 AM EST EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM SNOWMELT WILL CONTINUE TO    
SUPPORT HIGH WATER ON SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS THROUGH TODAY.

HIGH WATER IN SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE A    
RISK FOR MINOR FLOODING THROUGH TODAY. MINOR URBAN FLOODING IS ALSO 
LIKELY IN LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS ESPECIALLY WHERE SNOW 
AND LEAVES HAVE CLOGGED STORM DRAINS.
 
RESIDENTS NEAR CREEKS ARE URGED TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO PREPARE FOR 
POSSIBLE FLOODING NOW...INCLUDING MOVING ITEMS FROM BASEMENTS. IN 
ADDITION...STRONG WINDS EXPECTED TONIGHT MAY RESULT IN SCATTERED 
POWER OUTAGES WHICH WILL TURN OFF SUMP PUMPS THAT DO NOT HAVE BACKUP 
SYSTEMS.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.
STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED.
HOWEVER...ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS
IMMEDIATELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS...
HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

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.

&&

LAT...LON 4242 7946 4250 7935 4256 7916 4271 7904
      4271 7899 4276 7889 4279 7886 4290 7891
      4301 7849 4302 7795 4253 7807 4253 7848
      4244 7877 4230 7968

$$

SMITH






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