887  
WGUS81 KBUF 230105  
FLSBUF  
 
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY  
905 PM EDT SAT APR 22 2017  
 
NYC029-037-063-230445-  
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/00000.0.MC.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/  
ERIE NY-NIAGARA NY-GENESEE NY-  
905 PM EDT SAT APR 22 2017  
 
...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1245 AM EDT FOR  
NORTHEASTERN ERIE...EASTERN NIAGARA AND WEST CENTRAL GENESEE  
COUNTIES...  
 
AT 900 PM EDT, LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED FLOODING AND LOCALIZED  
ROAD CLOSURES ALONG TONAWANDA CREEK IN THE TOWN OF ROYALTON, DUE TO  
A LOG JAM THAT WAS CAUSING WATERS TO BACK UP ON TONAWANDA CREEK.  
FOOTE ROAD BETWEEN DITCH ROAD AND WOLCOTTSVILLE ROAD WAS 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. 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.  
 
LAT...LON 4312 7846 4308 7842 4305 7838 4301 7842  
4303 7846 4307 7856 4310 7857  
 

 
 
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