Flood Warning for ice jam flooding.
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 10:09:30 GMT —
A FLOOD WARNING is in effect for north central Oswego county through at least 3:30am Wednesday. Flooding is occuring in parts of the warned area right now.
At 3:24pm today, Emergency Management reported an ice jam was causing high water on North Sandy Pond and has resulted in flooding west of Route 3 in the Town of Sandy Creek along the shoreline of Lake Ontario.
This Flood Warning means flooding is imminent or already occuring.
Here is what we are watching in this particular situation
The good news is that this is a localized situation, and given our CNYcentral forecast of only small amounts of new precipitation over the enxt three days along with cooler temperatures reducing the amount of runoff, the chances are this flooding will slowly ease over the next few days. In the meantime, if you live in this particular area, particularly near rivers, creeks or streams, stay alert! We will update further as need be.
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If your area has a flood watc or warning h, here is what you should do:
-- Go about your normal activities, but be aware of the possibility of flooding developing.
-- 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.