A river flood warning is in effect for:
--The Mohawk River at Utica for minor flooding until further notice. See the text of the river flood warning at the bottom of this article for more details. All other river flood warnings have been cancelled.
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.
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Here is detailed information on this warning from the National Weather Service :WGUS81 KALY 051020FLSALY
FLOOD STATEMENTNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY620 AM EDT FRI JUL 5 2013
NYC043-065-052220-/O.CON.KALY.FL.W.0026.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z//UCAN6.3.ER.130626T1109Z.130629T1000Z.000000T0000Z.NO/620 AM EDT FRI JUL 5 2013
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE MOHAWK RIVER AT UTICA.* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.* AT 4 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 404.9 FEET.* FLOOD STAGE IS 403 FEET.* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.* IMPACT...AT 405 FEET...MODERATE FLOOD STAGE.
FLD OBSERVED FORECAST 8 AM 2 PM 8 PM 2 AM 8 AMLOCATION STG STG DAY TIME FRI FRI FRI SAT SAT
MOHAWK RIVER UTICA 403.0 404.9 WED 04 PM 404.8 404.8 404.8 404.9