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WGUS41 KBUF 230416  
FLWBUF  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY  
1216 AM EDT SUN APR 23 2017  
 
NYC029-037-063-231645-  
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ERIE NY-NIAGARA NY-GENESEE NY-  
1216 AM EDT SUN APR 23 2017  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS EXTENDED THE  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR...  
NORTHEASTERN ERIE COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK...  
EASTERN NIAGARA COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK...  
WEST CENTRAL GENESEE COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK...  
 
* UNTIL 1245 PM EDT SUNDAY.  
 
* AT 1210 AM EDT, WATER LEVELS CONTINUED TO RISE ON TONAWANDA CREEK  
UPSTREAM FROM RAPIDS. EARLIER REPORTS FROM LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT  
REPORTED FLOODING AND LOCALIZED ROAD CLOSURES ALONG TONAWANDA  
CREEK IN THE TOWN OF ROYALTON, PARTLY DUE TO A LOG JAM THAT WAS  
CAUSING WATERS TO FURTHER BACK UP ON TONAWANDA CREEK. FOOTE ROAD  
BETWEEN DITCH ROAD AND WOLCOTTSVILLE ROAD WAS ALSO REPORTED CLOSED.  
 
* FLOODING WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF NORTHEASTERN  
ERIE...EASTERN NIAGARA AND WEST CENTRAL GENESEE COUNTIES IN LOW  
LYING AREAS NEAR TONAWANDA CREEK AS WELL AS THE LOWER PORTIONS OF  
MURDER CREEK. IF THE LOG JAM RELEASES THERE MAY BE LIMITED RISES  
IN WATER LEVELS FROM ROYALTON TO RAPIDS, WITH ADDITIONAL ROAD  
CLOSURES POSSIBLE. THE TONAWANDA CREEK BASIN IS WIDE AND FLAT, SO  
IF THE LOG JAM DOES RELEASE THE RESULTING RISE IN WATER LEVEL WILL  
BE PERSISTENT BUT GRADUAL.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE  
DANGERS OF FLOODING.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4312 7846 4308 7842 4305 7838 4301 7842  
4303 7846 4307 7856 4310 7857  
 

 
 
RSH  
 
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