flash watch is in effect for the following counties in central New York:
Oneida, Otsego, southern Herkimer and down into the Catskills for Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday Night.
Periods of light rain will likely become moderate to heavy at times in these areas later Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday Night increasing the threat for low lying and poor drainage flooding. Rainfall amounts should reach 1.00" to 1.50" in these locations with upwards of 2.00" - 3.00" rainfall amounts over the Catskills and Poconos.
If your area has a flood watch, here is what you should do:
-- Stay on the alert for rising waters, particularly if you live near a creek, stream or river which normally has flood issues
-- 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, donâ??t drown. Find an alternative route.
Stay updated with this storm with these links
-- Interactive Doppler Radar: http://www.cnycentral.com/weather/interactive.aspx
-- Triple Doppler Radar: http://www.cnycentral.com/weather/radar.aspx
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-- Watches/Warnings: http://www.cnycentral.com/weather/images/uploaded/warnings.JPG (Make sure to hit the 'F5' key to refresh the page.)
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