Flood alerts in effect for parts of Central New York
By Mike Brookins
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:46:23 GMT — A Flood Warning is in effect for the Black River in Jefferson and Lewis Counties, specifically around Watertown. A Flood Warning is in effect for the Mohawk River at Delta Dam and Utica. Also, a Flood Warning is in effect for the West Canada Creek at Hinckley. What Does a River Flood Warning Mean?A river flood warning means that river levels will exceed flood stage on certain points along the river named at specific points named along the river. River floods can take longer to develop so they may not pose as much threat to life, but can take a much larger toll on property. What You Should Do When a River Flood Warning is Issued?If you live in a flood plain, be prepared to evacuate if ordered to do so. Make sure you have all necessary items that you would need In the event that you cannot return home for several days. Make arrangements to protect your property by moving your valuables to higher ground, or an upper level of your home. The weather safety topics for the remainder of the week will be as follows: If your location floods, here is what you should do:-- Move to higher ground immediately and get out of the danger area. -- Do not attempt to cross swiftly flowing waters. -- Do not attempt to cross waters of unknown depth by foot, car, truck, or sports utility vehicle. -- It only takes a few inches of swiftly flowing water to carry vehicles away. -- If your car stalls in a flooded or low-lying area, abandon it immediately. -- Turn around, don??t drown. Find an alternative route. Stay updated with this storm with these links : -- Interactive Doppler Radar -- Triple Doppler Radar -- Lightning Strikes -- Watches/Warnings (Make sure to hit the 'F5' key to refresh the page.) -- Follow CNY Central Meteorologists on Twitter If you see a severe weather, damaging winds, hail, or flooding, please let us know on Facebook or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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