Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Binghamton, NY

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY
359 PM EDT THU MAR 19 2015

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LACKAWANNA PA-LUZERNE PA-WYOMING PA-
359 PM EDT THU MAR 19 2015

...THE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 715 PM FOR CENTRAL
WYOMING...NORTHEASTERN LUZERNE AND EXTREME WEST CENTRAL LACKAWANNA
COUNTIES...

AT 349 PM...WYOMING COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAD REPORTED THAT
THE ICE JAM PREVIOUSLY AFFECTING THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER IN THE
TOWNSHIPS OF EATON...FALLS AND TUNKHANNOCK HAD BROKEN FREE AND WAS
MOVING DOWNSTREAM INTO LUZERNE COUNTY.

THERE ARE SEVERAL RAILROAD AND ROAD BRIDGES CROSSING THE RIVER AND
ICE COULD BECOME JAMMED UP AGAIN IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS...CAUSING
SUDDEN FLOODING PROBLEMS NEAR THE TOWNSHIPS OF NORTHMORELAND...
EXETER...NEWTON AND RANSOM...ESPECIALLY BETWEEN THE BOROUGHS OF
FALLS AND UPPER EXETER. FLOODING IS NOT CERTAIN...BUT ICE JAMS ARE
VERY UNPREDICTABLE AND RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO AVOID THESE AREAS NEAR
THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ICE JAM FLOODING CAN OCCUR SUDDENLY AND ADVANCE INTO AN AREA FROM AN
UNUSUAL DIRECTION. IF YOU SEE WATER APPROACHING...MOVE AWAY FROM THE
RIVER TO HIGHER GROUND.

&&

LAT...LON 4142 7585 4144 7586 4144 7589 4146 7592
      4148 7592 4150 7594 4153 7596 4154 7598
      4156 7598 4156 7594 4156 7589 4153 7591
      4152 7590 4151 7589 4148 7589 4147 7588
      4147 7585 4145 7584 4144 7583 4142 7582
      4140 7582 4140 7581 4139 7580 4136 7579
      4135 7579 4134 7580 4135 7582 4137 7582
      4138 7583 4140 7584

$$

JAB







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