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Flash flood watches for parts of CNY


A flash flood WATCH is in effect for Herkimer, Chenango and Otsego counties until late tonight.


Flash flood watches are issued to inform the public that the current and/or developing weather pattern is such that there is a potential for localized flash flooding over portions of our area. The occurrence of flash flooding is neither certain nor imminent. Check flood action plans, keep informed, and be ready to take necessary actions if a warning is issued or flooding is observed. A watch does not mean flooding is occurring. A warning is issued when flooding weather is imminent.






If your area has a flash flood watch, here is what you should do
:

-- Go about your normal activities, but be aware of the possibility of flooding developing if and/when heavy rain occurs.

-- Keep an eye on Interactive Doppler and Triple Doppler radars on CNYcentral.com.

-- Keep your phone with your CNYcentral mobile app turned on so if warnings are issued you will know.

-- Periodically check NBC-3, CBS-5 and CW-6 for updates on the weather and possible warnings.

-- Know which county you live in, and where you are in relation to streams, creeks or rivers, which can become killers in heavy rains.

-- If you live or work in an area which is prone to flooding, have a safe evacuation route to use if flooding occurs.

-- Have a battery operated radio, and several flashlights available and in working order.







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If you see a severe weather, damaging winds, hail, or flooding, please let us know on Facebook or by e-mail at weather@cnycentral.com or news@cnycentral.com.




Here is detailed information on this warning from the National Weather Service:

FLOOD WATCH

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY

341 AM EDT WED JUN 25 2014

NYZ009-017-018-025-036-037-044-251545-

/O.EXB.KBGM.FF.A.0005.000000T0000Z-140626T0700Z/

/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

NORTHERN ONEIDA-SOUTHERN CAYUGA-ONONDAGA-TOMPKINS-MADISON-

SOUTHERN ONEIDA-CORTLAND-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONVILLE...AUBURN...SYRACUSE...

ITHACA...ONEIDA...UTICA...ROME...CORTLAND

341 AM EDT WED JUN 25 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE A PORTION OF CENTRAL NEW YORK...

INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...CORTLAND...MADISON...

NORTHERN ONEIDA...ONONDAGA...SOUTHERN CAYUGA...SOUTHERN ONEIDA

AND TOMPKINS.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL IMPACT

THE AREA TODAY INTO TONIGHT. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 4 INCHES

ARE POSSIBLE IN A FEW LOCALIZED AREAS. RAINFALL OF THIS

MAGNITUDE WOULD BE ENOUGH TO CAUSE FLASH FLOODING OF SMALL

STREAMS...AND URBANIZED AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.

* THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR LOCALIZED VERY HEAVY RAINFALL. AT THIS

TIME IT IS DIFFICULT TO PINPOINT WHICH AREAS WILL SEE THE

HEAVIEST RAINFALL. IF YOU LIVE IN...OR HAVE TO DRIVE THROUGH A

FLOOD PRONE AREA...YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE QUICK ACTION

SHOULD HEAVY RAIN AND FLASH FLOODING MATERIALIZE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD

TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION

SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&

$$

NYZ015-016-022024-251545-

/O.EXT.KBGM.FF.A.0005.000000T0000Z-140626T0700Z/

/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

YATES-SENECA-STEUBEN-SCHUYLER-CHEMUNG-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PENN YAN...SENECA FALLS...CORNING...

HORNELL...WATKINS GLEN...ELMIRA

341 AM EDT WED JUN 25 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* A PORTION OF CENTRAL NEW YORK...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING

COUNTIES...CHEMUNG...SCHUYLER...SENECA...STEUBEN AND YATES.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL IMPACT

THE AREA TODAY INTO TONIGHT. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 4 INCHES

ARE POSSIBLE IN A FEW LOCALIZED AREAS. RAINFALL OF THIS

MAGNITUDE WOULD BE ENOUGH TO CAUSE FLASH FLOODING OF SMALL

STREAMS...AND URBANIZED AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.

* THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR LOCALIZED VERY HEAVY RAINFALL. AT THIS

TIME IT IS DIFFICULT TO PINPOINT WHICH AREAS WILL SEE THE

HEAVIEST RAINFALL. IF YOU LIVE IN...OR HAVE TO DRIVE THROUGH A

FLOOD PRONE AREA...YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE QUICK ACTION

SHOULD HEAVY RAIN AND FLASH FLOODING MATERIALIZE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD

TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION

SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&


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