Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Buffalo, NY

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
110 PM EDT SUN JUL 13 2014

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110 PM EDT SUN JUL 13 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  ERIE COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...AMHERST...WILLIAMSVILLE...WEST
  SENECA...TONAWANDA...LANCASTER...LACKAWANNA...KENMORE...HAMBURG...
  EAST AURORA...DEPEW...CHEEKTOWAGA...BUFFALO...
  GENESEE COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF BATAVIA...

* UNTIL 400 PM EDT

* AT 104 PM EDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATED
BETWEEN ONE AND ONE AND A HALF INCHES OF RAINFALL FALLING ALONG A
LINE OF HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THAT ARE ENTERING WESTERN NEW
YORK. HEAVY RAINFALL WILL FALL FROM THE CITY OF BUFFALO EASTWARD
TOWARDS BATAVIA. ALSO HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED ACROSS LACKAWANNA AND
HAMBURG AND EASTWARD ACROSS THE SOUTHTOWNS THIS AFTERNOON. THIS
RAINFALL WHEN COMBINED WITH THE RAINFALL FROM THIS MORNING WILL
BRING MINOR FLOODING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS.

EXPECT MINOR FLOODING IN AREAS OF POOR DRAINAGE AND PONDING OF WATER
ON SOME ROADWAYS...INCLUDING UNDERPASSES. EXPECT SMALL CREEKS
AND STREAMS TO ALSO RISE TO NEAR BANKFULL. STREAMS AND CREEKS WILL
CONTINUE TO RISE EVEN AFTER THE HEAVY RAINFALL HAS ENDED THIS
AFTERNOON.

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.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ON
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS...
HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

&&

LAT...LON 4271 7904 4279 7886 4294 7892 4300 7903
      4301 7903 4304 7889 4302 7884 4306 7881
      4309 7869 4307 7859 4310 7854 4308 7847
      4313 7846 4313 7797 4291 7793 4287 7796
      4287 7848 4270 7846 4256 7914 4258 7915

$$

THOMAS





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