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WGUS41 KBUF 172355
FLWBUF

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
755 PM EDT TUE MAR 17 2015

NYC013-181900-
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/00000.0.IJ.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
CHAUTAUQUA NY-
755 PM EDT TUE MAR 17 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  CATTARAUGUS CREEK IN EXTREME NORTHEASTERN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY IN     
  WESTERN NEW YORK...

* UNTIL 300 PM EDT WEDNESDAY

* AT 751 PM EDT LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS CONTINUED TO    
  INDICATE AN ICE JAM ALONG THE LOWER REACHES OF CATTARAUGUS CREEK   
  NEAR SUNSET BAY. WATER LEVELS REMAIN VERY HIGH BEHIND THE JAM AND  
  MAY RESULT IN FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS IN THE COMMUNITY OF      
  SUNSET BAY.

* THE INCREASED FLOW AND ICE MOVING DOWN THE CREEK MAY ALSO RESULT   
  IN MOVEMENT AND DETERIORATION OF THE ICE ON LAKE ERIE NEAR THE     
  MOUTH OF CATTARAUGUS CREEK. ICE FISHERMAN SHOULD AVOID THIS AREA.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.

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.

&&

LAT...LON 4257 7914 4257 7911 4254 7906 4253 7907
      4255 7915 4256 7915

$$

HITCHCOCK






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