Flood Alerts in effect for parts of CNY

      A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the following counties in central New York through 11pm this evening:

      Onondaga, Cortland, Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Madison, Oneida & Yates

      A Flash Flood Watch is issued when conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor the latest forecasts and radar, and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

      Additionally a Urban & Small Stream Flood Advisory is in effect for the following counties in central New York:

      Southeastern Oneida until 10:45pm

      Otsego until 11:15pm

      An urban and small stream flood advisory means that excessive water runoff from heavy rain will cause small creeks & streams to rise. Expect some localized minor flooding in poor drainage areas, especially in low-lying spots and underpasses. Ponding of water will likely occur on some highways and streets.

      If your area has an urban & small stream flood advisory, here is what you should do:

      -- Slow down! Ponding of water on highways can cause vehicles to hydroplane and veer out of control.

      -- Do not attempt to cross waters of unknown depth by foot, car, truck, or sports utility vehicle. Just one foot of water can carry vehicles away.

      -- If your car stalls in a flooded or low-lying area, abandon it immediately.

      -- Turn around, donâ??t drown. Find an alternative route.

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