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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 5:13 PM EST on November 23, 2014

Expires 4:15 PM EST on November 24, 2014


The Flood Warning continues for
the Ellicott creek near Williamsville
* from late tonight to late Tuesday night.
* At 4 PM Sunday the stage was 2.9 feet and rising.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river is expected to rise above flood stage late
tonight and crest near 9.5 feet Monday morning.
* Impact... at 10.0 feet... moderate flood, extensive flooding in
Ellicott Creek Park and minor flooding in surrounding neighborhoods
in Tonawanda. Ub bike path flooded and closed. Aero drive, Holtz to
transit roads in Cheektowaga closed. Flooding around Bowmansville
fire Hall. Areas east of North Forest from Maple to French roads
subject to sewer backups.


Lat... Lon 4293 7875 4301 7889 4304 7889 4304 7875
      4295 7865 4293 7865




513 PM EST sun Nov 23 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
the Cayuga creek near Lancaster
* from late tonight to late Monday night.
* At 4 PM Sunday the stage was 4.9 feet and rising.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river is expected to rise above flood stage early
Monday morning and crest near 9.3 feet Monday evening.
* Impact... at 10.0 feet... moderate flood, flooding of backyards,
basements and streets in Village of Lancaster. Some flooding of low
lying areas in Alden, Marilla, and Cheektowaga, especially near
Bowen Road and transit Road. Some flooding possible near Union Road
too.


Lat... Lon 4287 7869 4287 7879 4290 7879 4293 7864
      4292 7848 4281 7846




513 PM EST sun Nov 23 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
the Buffalo Creek near Gardenville
* until late Monday night.
* At 4 PM Sunday the stage was 3.9 feet and falling.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river is expected to rise above flood stage early
Monday morning and crest near 7.7 feet Monday morning.
* Impact... at 8.0 feet... moderate flood, flooding is likely along low
lying areas near the Buffalo Creek, especially near Collins Avenue,
Elma Town Park, and in some sections of Elma Village North of the
Bowen Road bridge.


Lat... Lon 4288 7889 4288 7857 4278 7856 4278 7861
      4282 7867 4282 7887




513 PM EST sun Nov 23 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
the Cazenovia creek near Ebenezer
* until late Monday night.
* At 5 PM Sunday the stage was 11.1 feet and rising.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river is near crest now and is expected to drop
below flood stage Monday night.
* Impact... at 12.0 feet... moderate flood, localized flooding possible
in vicinity of Southgate Plaza in west seneca; considerable
flooding in the Cazenovia Park area of South Buffalo and West
Seneca.


Lat... Lon 4279 7876 4282 7884 4289 7884 4281 7858
      4273 7857 4275 7870




248 PM EST sun Nov 23 2014

... The Flood Warning remains in effect until 415 PM EST Monday for
Erie... northern Chautauqua... Wyoming... southern Genesee and
northwestern Cattaraugus counties...

Temperatures... now in the upper 40s... will change little or slowly
rise into the lower 50s overnight... and soar to near 60 degrees on
Monday.

While rainfall will generally be a third inch or less through
tonight... snowmelt is well underway and will continue through
Monday. There will also be a potential for ice jam flooding. An
ice jam as formed on the Cazenovia creek near the Southgate
Plaza... while another has formed in Buffalo Creek upstream of the
Buffalo River. These jams will exacerbate the flood threat.

Residents near creeks are urged to take precautions to prepare for
possible flooding now... including moving items from basements.
Residents should be prepared to evacuate if ice jams force water
over river banks as moving water is a life threatening situation.

Since many storm drains are snow clogged... many urban areas will
likely experience flooding with several feet of water possibly
accumulating on some stretches of Road. Residential
basements will start to flood during this time as well.

In addition... very strong winds are expected to develop Monday and
Monday night. These winds could bring down some trees and power
lines resulting in scattered power outages. This will cause sump
pumps to fail.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported.
Stream rises will be slow and flash flooding is not expected.
However... all interested parties should take necessary precautions
immediately.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the
roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross
safely. Move to higher ground.


Lat... Lon 4242 7946 4250 7935 4256 7916 4271 7904
      4271 7899 4276 7889 4279 7886 4290 7891
      4301 7849 4302 7795 4253 7807 4253 7848
      4244 7877 4230 7968




High Wind Warning

Statement as of 2:40 PM EST on November 23, 2014

Expires 4:00 AM EST on November 25, 2014


... High Wind Warning in effect from 1 PM Monday to 4 am EST
Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a High Wind
Warning... which is in effect from 1 PM Monday to 4 am EST
Tuesday. The high wind watch is no longer in effect.

* Locations... Niagara... Orleans... Genesee... Monroe... Wyoming and
northern Erie counties.

* Timing... early Monday afternoon through late Monday night.

* Winds... southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Impacts... winds of this magnitude could bring down some trees
and power lines resulting in scattered power outages. Due to the
recent melting of the past weeks heavy snow... an unfrozen...
saturated ground will make it easier for some trees to come
down... especially shallow rooted pines. These winds will also
make difficult travel for high profile vehicles. In addition...
Holiday decorations could be damaged and other loose outdoor
items such as trash cans could be blown away.

Power outages could also exacerbate flooding concerns for those
with flooded basements as sump pumps would not work without an
emergency... generator power supply.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning is issued when sustained winds of 40 mph are
expected for at least an hour... with gusts of 58 mph or greater
at any time. Damage to trees... power lines... and property are
possible with wind of this magnitude. If you have a high profile
vehicles be extra careful until the wind subsides. Stay tuned to
weather radio or other radio and TV stations for further details
or updates.






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