Flood Warnings

December 21, 2013 Updated Dec 23, 2013 at 8:25 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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Flood Warnings

December 21, 2013 Updated Dec 23, 2013 at 8:25 PM EDT

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
335 PM EST MON DEC 23 2013

...THE FLOOD WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NEW
YORK...

ALLEGHENY RIVER AT OLEAN
ELLICOTT CREEK NEAR WILLIAMSVILLE

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NEW
YORK...

BLACK CREEK AT CHURCHVILLE
TONAWANDA CREEK AT BATAVIA
TONAWANDA CREEK AT RAPIDS

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NEW
YORK...

OATKA CREEK AT GARBUTT

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SAFETY MESSAGE...NEVER DRIVE YOUR CAR THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. THE
WATER MAY BE DEEPER THAN IT APPEARS. TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN!

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER LOCAL MEDIA FOR FURTHER
DETAILS AND UPDATES.

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335 PM EST MON DEC 23 2013

...FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL LATE TONIGHT...

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE TONAWANDA CREEK AT BATAVIA
* UNTIL LATE TONIGHT.
* AT 3 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 10.0 FEET AND FALLING.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 9.0 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL...AND IS EXPECTED TO
DROP BELOW FLOOD STAGE TONIGHT.
* IMPACT...AT 10.0 FEET...MODERATE FLOOD...FLOODING ALONG THE ENTIRE
REACH FROM BATAVIA TO TONAWANDA...MOST FOCUSED IN ALABAMA SWAMPS,
RAPIDS, AND NORTHERN CLARENCE AND AMHERST...AND ALSO IN CITY OF
BATAVIA WEST OF MAIN STREET.

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
335 PM EST MON DEC 23 2013

...THE FLOOD WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NEW
YORK...

ALLEGHENY RIVER AT OLEAN
ELLICOTT CREEK NEAR WILLIAMSVILLE

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NEW
YORK...

BLACK CREEK AT CHURCHVILLE
TONAWANDA CREEK AT BATAVIA
TONAWANDA CREEK AT RAPIDS

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NEW
YORK...

OATKA CREEK AT GARBUTT

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SAFETY MESSAGE...NEVER DRIVE YOUR CAR THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. THE
WATER MAY BE DEEPER THAN IT APPEARS. TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN!

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER LOCAL MEDIA FOR FURTHER
DETAILS AND UPDATES.

&&

NYC029-063-240235-
/O.EXT.KBUF.FL.W.0006.000000T0000Z-131225T1905Z/
/RAPN6.2.ER.131223T0220Z.131224T0600Z.131225T1305Z.NR/
335 PM EST MON DEC 23 2013

...FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE TONAWANDA CREEK AT RAPIDS
* UNTIL WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
* AT 3 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 14.0 FEET AND RISING.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 12.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO RISE AND CREST NEAR 15.8 FEET
LATE TONIGHT.
* IMPACT...AT 16.0 FEET...MAJOR FLOOD...THERE IS WIDESPREAD FLOODING
IN MOST OF NORTH CLARENCE AND NORTH AMHERST, ROYALTON, AND NEWSTEAD
ALONG WITH MANY ROAD CLOSURES, INCLUDING MILLERSPORT HIGHWAY AND
TONAWANDA CREEK ROAD. RANSOM OAKS AREA IN EAST AMHERST IS INUNDATED
WITH BACKWATER INTO RANSOM, MUD, BEEMAN AND OTHER SMALL CREEKS.
THERE IS SERIOUS FLOODING UPSTREAM INTO THE ALABAMA SWAMPS.