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WGUS81 KOKX 092127
FLSOKX

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
427 PM EST TUE DEC 9 2014

NYC005-087-119-092300-
/O.CON.KOKX.FA.W.0009.000000T0000Z-141209T2300Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
ROCKLAND NY-WESTCHESTER NY-BRONX NY-
427 PM EST TUE DEC 9 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 600 PM EST FOR SMALL
STREAMS IN BRONX...WESTCHESTER AND ROCKLAND COUNTIES...

AT 425 PM EST...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THAT THE WIDESPREAD HEAVY 
RAIN HAS ENDED. HOWEVER...FLOODING IS STILL OCCURRING ACROSS 
PORTIONS OF THE BRONX...ROCKLAND AND WESTCHESTER COUNTIES. 

THE SAW MILL RIVER PARKWAY IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY IS OVERFLOWING ITS 
BANKS IN ELMSFORD AND IS RESULTING IN ROAD CLOSURES. 

THE MAHWAH RIVER AT SUFFERN IS AT ACTION STAGE WITH A RIVER LEVEL OF 
3.7 FT AND IS EXPECTED TO JUST REACH ITS FLOOD STAGE OF 4.0 FT OVER 
THE NEXT HOUR OR TWO. IT SHOULD CREST JUST OVER FLOOD STAGE THIS 
EVENING WITH WATER LEVELS SUBSIDING THEREAFTER. 

THE BRONX RIVER AT THE BOTANICAL GARDENS REMAINS ABOVE FLOOD STAGE. 
THE CURRENT LEVEL IS 3.2 FT AND RISING. FLOOD STAGE IS 3.0 FT. THE 
RIVER SHOULD ALSO CREST BETWEEN 3.4 AND 3.6 FT THIS EVENING WITH 
LEVELS SUBSIDING THEREAFTER. 

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...

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. MOST
FLOOD RELATED DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS
WATER COVERED BRIDGES...DIPS...OR LOW WATER CROSSINGS. NEVER TRY TO
CROSS A FLOWING STREAM...EVEN A SMALL ONE...ON FOOT. TO ESCAPE RISING
WATER MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND.

TO REPORT FLOODING...HAVE THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY RELAY
YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE.

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LAT...LON 4117 7416 4127 7353 4122 7350 4118 7356
      4110 7372 4101 7365 4098 7365 4090 7375
      4086 7377 4079 7390 4080 7392 4084 7393
      4088 7391 4088 7393 4100 7389 4114 7423

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