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WGUS41 KBUF 152145
FLWBUF

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
545 PM EDT SUN MAR 15 2015

NYC029-161145-
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ERIE NY-
545 PM EDT SUN MAR 15 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  LOWER PORTIONS OF BUFFALO CREEK IN CENTRAL ERIE COUNTY IN WESTERN  
  NEW YORK...

* UNTIL 745 AM EDT MONDAY

* AT 540 PM EDT THERE WAS AT LEAST ONE ICE JAM REPORTED ON BUFFALO   
  CREEK WHICH WAS LOCATED NEAR THE GAUGE LOCATION AT GARDENVILLE.    
  THIS WAS CAUSING MINOR FLOODING IN SOME AREAS ALONG THE CREEK.     
  THERE MAY BE OTHER ICE JAMS ABOVE OR BELOW THE GAUGE. 

* ALTHOUGH CREEK FLOWS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN STEADY OVERNIGHT...ICE 
  JAMS CAN SHIFT...CHANGE LOCATION...OR BREAK APART. THIS MEANS THAT 
  THERE STILL MAY BE ADDITIONAL FLOODING OVERNIGHT IF ANY SUCH       
  SHIFTS OCCUR.

THOSE LOCATED IN AREAS WHICH ARE TYPICALLY PRONE TO ICE JAM FLOODING 
SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.

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 4287 7879 4286 7875 4286 7859 4284 7858
      4283 7860 4284 7877 4286 7880

$$

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