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WGUS41 KBUF 160027
FLWBUF

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
827 PM EDT SAT MAR 15 2014

NYC003-161215-
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ALLEGANY NY-
827 PM EDT SAT MAR 15 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  NORTH CENTRAL ALLEGANY COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK...

* UNTIL 815 AM EDT SUNDAY

* AT 819 PM EDT EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED A 3 MILE LONG ICE JAM 
ON THE GENESEE RIVER FROM THE WYOMING COUNTY LINE SOUTHWARD INTO 
ALLEGANY COUNTY. THIS ICE JAM IS FORCING WATERS ALONG THE GENESEE 
RIVER OUT OF THEIR BANKS...INCLUDING NEAR THE OTIS SMITH ROAD.    

* THOSE IN THE FLOOD WARNING SHOULD REMAIN VIGILANT...SINCE WATER    
  LEVELS CAN FLUCTUATE. 

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...

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. MOVE UP TO
HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO
FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.

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 4246 7812 4252 7810 4252 7804 4252 7802
      4251 7801 4247 7802

$$

THOMAS





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