An urban and small stream flood advisory is in effect for the following counties in Central New York:
Northeastern Chenango county until 7:15amWestern Otsego county until 7:15am
An urban and small stream flood advisory means that excessive water runoff from heavy rain will cause small creeks and 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 and 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, donâ??t drown. Find an alternative route.
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Here is detailed information on this warning from the National Weather Service:FLOOD ADVISORYNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY415 AM EDT MON SEP 2 2013
NYC017-077-021115-/O.NEW.KBGM.FA.Y.0092.130902T0815Z-130902T1115Z//00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/CHENANGO NY-OTSEGO NY-415 AM EDT MON SEP 2 2013
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED AN
* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... NORTHEASTERN CHENANGO COUNTY... WESTERN OTSEGO COUNTY...
* UNTIL 715 AM EDT
* AT 412 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN WAS FALLING...AND WILL RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING.
* LOCATIONS IN THE ADVISORY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TONORWICH...NEW BERLIN...EDMESTON...MORRIS AND BURLINGTON.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 INCHES PER HOUR HAS OCCURRED FROM THISTHUNDERSTORM IN THE NORWICH AREA. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OF UP TO ONEINCH IS EXPECTED THROUGH 6 AM. THIS WILL LIKELY CAUSE PONDING OFWATER ON ROADWAYS AND MINOR FLOODING IN URBAN AREAS.
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.
BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THEDANGERS OF FLOODS.
LAT...LON 4260 7568 4282 7508 4252 7494 4244 7559