Gowanda Residents Warned to Prepare for Possible Flash Flood

May 15, 2014 Updated May 15, 2014 at 7:39 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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May 15, 2014 Updated May 15, 2014 at 7:39 PM EDT

VILLAGE OF GOWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) With extremely heavy rain forecast for Thursday night, officials in the Village of Gowanda are warning residents in flood-prone areas to prepare for possible flash flooding.

Preparations include:

-Have extra food and fresh water in containers in case electricity goes out.

-Pack a bag in case you have to evacuate.

-Monitor weather and local news reports.

-Register for the Village of Gowanda CodeRED program that will send voicemail of flood problems.

(You can sign up immediately at the following web link: http://www.villageofgowanda.com/html/codered.html)

Watch Ed Reilly's report for more information

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