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

NYC033-089-221145-
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/00000.0.IC.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Franklin NY-St. Lawrence NY-
633 PM EST WED FEB 21 2018

The National Weather Service in Burlington has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
  An Ice Jam Accompanied By Rain And Snowmelt in...
  Northwestern Franklin County in northern New York...
  Northeastern St. Lawrence County in northern New York...

* Until 645 AM EST Thursday

* At 629 PM EST, an ice jam remained in place on the St Regis River
  in Hogansburg, extending from Brown Road to McNeil Road. Flooding
  has been reported on several roads in St Regis and Hogansburg as a
  result of this ice jam. Water will likely continue to slowly rise
  through this evening, which may lead to additional flooding.

* 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...
  St. Regis, Helena and Hogansburg.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 7460 4490 7472 4492 7475 4500 7467

$$

Hastings

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