Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Buffalo, NY

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Warning
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
1216 AM EDT SUN APR 23 2017

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Erie NY-Niagara NY-Genesee NY-
1216 AM EDT SUN APR 23 2017

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
  Northeastern Erie County in western New York...
  Eastern Niagara County in western New York...
  West central Genesee County in western New York...

* Until 1245 PM EDT Sunday.

* At 1210 AM EDT, water levels continued to rise on Tonawanda Creek
  upstream from Rapids. Earlier reports from local law enforcement
  reported flooding and localized road closures along Tonawanda
  Creek in the Town of Royalton, partly due to a log jam that was
  causing waters to further back up on Tonawanda Creek. Foote Road
  between Ditch Road and Wolcottsville Road was also reported closed.

* Flooding will remain over mainly rural areas of northeastern
  Erie...eastern Niagara and west central Genesee Counties in low
  lying areas near Tonawanda Creek as well as the lower portions of
  Murder Creek. If the log jam releases there may be limited rises
  in water levels from Royalton to Rapids, with additional road
  closures possible. The Tonawanda Creek basin is wide and flat, so
  if the log jam does release the resulting rise in water level will
  be persistent but gradual.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

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LAT...LON 4312 7846 4308 7842 4305 7838 4301 7842
      4303 7846 4307 7856 4310 7857

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RSH


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