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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Flood Warning issued January 12 at 3:25PM EST by NWS Buffalo

Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York)
Affected Jurisdictions: Allegany County

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a

* Flood Warning for...Rain and Snowmelt
...Southern Cattaraugus County in western New York
...Southern Allegany County in western New York...
* Until 915 PM EST.
* At 321 PM EST, National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated upto two inches of rain has fallen across the southern half of Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. The rain will taper off shortly, but significant runoff will continue from the heavy rain earlier today and ongoing rapid snow melt.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...Olean, Salamanca, Wellsville, Allegany State Park, Alfred, Allegany, Cuba and St. Bonaventure. Flooding is likely along small streams and creeks along with flood prone low lying areas. This may result in flood waters crossing some roads, possibly leading to road closures.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

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