Urban and small stream flood advisory in effect for parts of Central New York
By Mike Brookins
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 14:15:39 GMT — All flood advisories in Central New York have ended as of 5:15pm Thursday. An urban and small stream flood advisory is in effect for the following counties in Central New York: Southern Wayne county until 5:15pm Northern Ontario county until 5:15pm Northern Cayuga county until 5:15pm Oswego county until 5:15pm 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, don??t drown. Find an alternative route.Much of the rest of south-central New York remains under a Flood Watch. Stay updated with this storm with these links : -- Interactive Doppler Radar :-- Triple Doppler Radar :-- Lightning Strikes: Lightning Strikes: -- Watches/Warnings : (Make sure to hit the 'F5' key to refresh the page.) -- Follow CNY Central Meteorologists on Twitter: If you see a flooding damage, please let us know on Facebook or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . Here is detailed information on this warning from the National Weather Service : FLOOD ADVISORYNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY1000 AM EDT THU JUN 13 2013 NYC053-065-067-131700-/O.NEW.KBGM.FA.Y.0012.130613T1400Z-130613T1700Z//00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/MADISON NY-ONONDAGA NY-ONEIDA NY-1000 AM EDT THU JUN 13 2013 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED AN * URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... NORTHWESTERN MADISON COUNTY... ONEIDA COUNTY... NORTHERN ONONDAGA COUNTY... * UNTIL 100 PM EDT * AT 1000 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN WAS FALLING... AND WILL RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING. * LOCATIONS IN THE ADVISORY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO ONEIDA... BALDWINSVILLE...BOONVILLE...CAMDEN...NEW HARTFORD...ROME AND UTICA. A BAND OF HEAVY RAIN WILL MOVE ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA THROUGH LATETHIS MORNING. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES THROUGH NOON WILL BEENOUGH TO CAUSE MINOR FLOODING IN POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED LEVELS ONSMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AND PONDING OF WATER IN URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGEAREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.FLOOD ADVISORYNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY1003 AM EDT THU JUN 13 2013 NYC011-075-131800-/O.NEW.KBUF.FA.Y.0007.130613T1403Z-130613T1800Z//00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/1003 AM EDT THU JUN 13 2013 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED AN * URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... NORTHERN CAYUGA COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK... OSWEGO COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK... THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...OSWEGO...FULTON... * UNTIL 200 PM EDT * AT 1001 AM EDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A BAND OF HEAVY RAIN MOVING SLOWLY NORTH ACROSS NORTHERN CAYUGA AND OSWEGO COUNTIES. THIS BAND IS EMBEDDED WITHIN A LARGE AREA OF MODERATE RAINFALL. THE BAND OF HEAVY RAIN WILL PRODUCE RAINFALL RATES OF A HALF TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH PER HOUR AT TIMES. HIGH RAINFALL RATES WILL RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING OF LOW LYING ANDPOOR DRAINAGE AREAS. THE HEAVY RAINFALL WILL ALSO PRODUCESIGNIFICANT RISES ON SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTOAREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLYDEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFULENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODEDROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.
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