A flood watch is in effect for southern Herkimer countiy until midday Thursday.
Flood Watches are issued to inform the public that the current and/or developing weather pattern is such that there is a potential for flooding over portions of our area. The occurrence of 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.
Here is what we are watching in this particular situation
The higest risk for flooding in our local area will occur with any heavier batches of rain and especially in spring flood prone zones like localized rivers, streams and lakes that typically flood. If the heavier rain ends up being located closer to more central New York locations, then more areas will be impacted. At this time, that is a lower likelihood than the places indicated above. We will monitor this.
If and when flood warnings are issued, then the threat for imminent danger is upon your area. Stay tuned for updates with the CNYcentral mobile app and on-air on NBC-3.
If your area has a 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.
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:
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