Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Burlington, VT

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Flood Warning
National Weather Service Burlington VT
836 PM EST WED FEB 21 2018

Franklin NY-
836 PM EST WED FEB 21 2018

The National Weather Service in Burlington has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
  An Ice Jam Accompanied By Rain And Snowmelt in...
  North central Franklin County in northern New York...

* Until 830 AM EST Thursday

* At 831 PM EST, law enforcement reported an ice jam on the Little
  Salmon River continues to cause flooding in Fort Covington.
  Several roads are closed due to high water. River levels will hold
  steady or rise slowly overnight before receding on Thursday.

* Ice jams are very unpredictable and can break up, move and jam
  again very quickly.  Water backing up behind the jam is the main
  flood threat, and can flood areas under deep water with
  surprising speed.  Favored ice jam locations are where a river
  bends or slows, at bridge abutments, or near islands, sand bars,
  and other obstructions to river flow.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Fort Covington, Bombay, Westville Center and Fort Covington Center.


River levels may fluctuate rapidly due to ice with little or no
warning. Residents in low lying flood prone areas should remain alert
for possible flooding due to ice jams. Ice jam flooding can be very
localized and not affect all locations along the river as in a
typical river flood.


LAT...LON 4500 7453 4500 7443 4494 7434 4491 7431
      4488 7438 4495 7446 4491 7454 4493 7460



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