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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 8:05 AM EDT on April 29, 2016

National Weather Service Buffalo NY
800 am EDT Fri April 29 2016

... Severe weather awareness week continues...

The National Weather Service and the New York state office of
emergency management have proclaimed April 24 through 30 severe
weather awareness week in New York state.

Of all the weather hazards which confront new yorkers... flooding
poses the greatest threat to lives and property. On August 9th
2010... flash flooding ravaged parts of Gowanda and Silver Creek in
western New York resulting in millions of dollars in damage.

The heavy rains of hurricanes Irene and Lee in 2011 caused over a
billion dollars in flood damages across New York state and damages
from Sandy were over 40 billion dollars.

When looking at previous flood events in New York... one can see
that flooding is a serious threat at any time of year. If you live
in a flood prone area... you must always be prepared. National
Weather Service forecasters routinely monitor river levels...
rainfall and snowfall in New York.

Whenever there's a threat that rainfall will cause flooding... a
Flood Watch would be issued. You should be prepared for the
possibility of flooding whenever a Flood Watch is in effect. Make
sure your vehicle has a full tank of gas. The potential loss of
electricity would make gasoline pumps inoperable. Know your
evacuation routes in advance in case you have to leave the area.
Make arrangements for a place to stay if you are forced to leave
your home... whether at a shelter or a relative's home. In the
home... keep a stock of food which requires no cooking or
refrigeration. Once again... the potential loss of electricity or
natural gas service will spoil perishable foods. Store drinking
water in containers or a clean bathtub... about a gallon per person
per day for up to four days.

The National Weather Service will issue a flood or Flash Flood
Warning whenever flooding is either occurring or is imminent. You
must act quickly when a Flash Flood Warning is in effect for your
community. If you live near a river or stream... move to higher
ground... but never drive across a flooded Road. The water may be
hiding a Road washout... or the current maybe strong enough to sweep
your vehicle away. If your car stalls... leave it immediately and
move to higher ground. Finally... be especially cautious at night
since it's harder to recognize flood dangers.

For more information about severe weather safety visit our website
/all lower case/ www.Weather.Gov/os/severeweather


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