In response to the current weather, the National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a flood warning encompassing all of western New York.
Read the full warning after the jump.
Statement as of 7:43 PM EDT on September 28, 2009
The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a
* Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams in...
Cattaraugus County in western New York...
Chautauqua County in western New York...
this includes the cities of... Dunkirk... Fredonia...
Erie County in western New York...
this includes the cities of... Amherst... Williamsville... West
Seneca... Tonawanda... Lancaster... Lackawanna... Kenmore... Hamburg...
East Aurora... Depew... Cheektowaga... Buffalo...
Genesee County in western New York...
this includes the city of Batavia...
Wyoming County in western New York...
* until 130 am EDT
* as of 735 PM Buffalo Doppler radar indicated a band of heavy lake
effect rain across the area. The heaviest has been across northern
Erie and western Genesee counties where over 2 inches has fallen.
It has already caused Road closures in Buffalo including part of
the Kensington expressway. The band will shift a little southward
during the late evening hours.
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
Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams... highways and underpasses. Additionally... country
roads and farmlands along the banks of creeks... streams and other low
lying areas are subject to flooding.
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 4250 7936 4257 7916 4271 7905 4276 7891
4285 7887 4296 7893 4298 7902 4298 7901
4307 7861 4310 7815 4300 7792 4261 7808
4252 7866 4232 7964