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WGUS41 KBUF 151552
FLWBUF

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
1152 AM EDT SUN MAR 15 2015

NYC029-160345-
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/00000.0.IJ.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
ERIE NY-
1152 AM EDT SUN MAR 15 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 1145 PM EDT SUNDAY

* AT 1143 AM EDT ICE JAM FLOODING CONTINUED TO BE INDICATED BY LOCAL 
STREAM GAGES ON THE BUFFALO CREEK. THE GAGE ON THE BUFFALO CREEK IS 
CURRENTLY READING 10.6 FEET AND REMAINING STEADY. THIS LEVEL IS AT 
MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. AT THIS LEVEL...WIDESPREAD FLOODING IS LIKELY IN 
LOW LYING AREAS ADJOINING BUFFALO CREEK IN THE TOWNS OF ELMA AND 
WEST SENECA. RESIDENTS ALONG BUFFALO CREEK...ESPECIALLY THOSE IN THE 
LEXINGTON GREEN SUBDIVISION...SHOULD PREPARE TO EVACUATE IF FLOOD 
WATERS THREATEN THEIR HOMES.  

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...

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

$$

THOMAS





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