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Friday, June 28, 2013

Flood Warning for Catt, Chautauqua Counties

The National Weather Service In Buffalo Has Issued a Flood Warning For Urban Areas and Small Streams In... Cattaraugus County In Western New York... This Includes The Cities Of...Salamanca...Olean... Chautauqua County In Western New York... This Includes The Cities Of...Dunkirk...Jamestown...Fredonia... Until 315 PM EDT

At 1112 AM EDT National Weather Service Doppler Radar Displayed Showers And Thunderstorms Over The Region...With Additional Heavy Showers And Thunderstorms Moving Across The Region Over The Next Several Hours. Some Areas Have Already Received Over An Inch Of Rainfall This Morning. Additional Rainfall Amounts Of Localized 1 To 3 Inches Are Possible In The Warned Area.

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.

Most Flood Deaths Occur In Automobiles. Never Drive Your Vehicle Into Areas Where The Water Covers The Roadway. Flood Waters Are Usually Deeper Than They Appear. Just One Foot Of Flowing Water Is Powerful Enough To Sweep Vehicles Off The Road. When Encountering Flooded Roads Make The Smart Choice...Turn Around...Dont Drown.

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