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Flooding in Chautauqua County

January 12, 2017 - 1:54 pm
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Jamestown, NY (WBEN) Flooding has been extensive in Chautauqua County, where rainfall, warmer temperatures and melting snow have combined to make life miserable.

In Kiantone, Busti-Stillwater Road to Frewsburg was closed because of flooding. Stillwater Creek has gone above flood stage. One business, a tire shop, has been immersed in water. The owner says it will take $60,000 to repair his business, and because of his location, he cannot get insurance.

The National Weather Service is continuing it's FLOOD WARNINGS for parts of Chautauqua County:
 The National Weather Service in Buffalo has extended the  * Flood Warning for...   Rain and Snowmelt in...   Chautauqua County in western New York...  * Until 1030 AM EST Friday.  * At 130 AM EST, local law enforcement and highway officials   reported several road closures across Chautauqua County due to   flooding. There are numerous road closures in and around Jamestown   due to ponding water. Water will also remain high into this   morning on many other small streams and creeks in Chautauqua   County due to significant runoff from heavy rain and snowmelt   yesterday.  * There is flooding along Conewango Creek from Jamestown to   Frewsburg to the Pennsylvania state line. This may result in road   closures along Route 60 and Route 62. The Conewango Creek is very   slow responding, and is expected to remain near its current levels   through at least this morning before slowly falling this afternoon   through Saturday.  * There is also flooding expected along French Creek in far   southwestern portions of the county which may impact the town of   French Creek and portions of route 474. French Creek is expected   to fall overnight, with gradually subsiding flood waters this   morning.  * Some locations that will experience flooding include...   Jamestown, Westfield, Lakewood, Falconer, Mayville, Clymer,   Jamestown West and Chautauqua Institute.  PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.  

 FLOOD STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY 105 AM EST FRI JAN 13 2017  ...The Flood Warning is cancelled for the following forecast points in New York...    Genesee River At Wellsville   Cattaraugus Creek At Gowanda  ...The Flood Warning continues for The following forecast points    in New York...    Allegheny River At Salamanca   Genesee River At Portageville   Allegheny River At Olean  PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  SAFETY MESSAGE...Never drive your car through flooded roadways. The water may be deeper than it appears.  Turn around...don`t drown!  Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio and other local media for further details and updates.   &&  NYC003-051-121-131205- /O.CON.KBUF.FL.W.0008.000000T0000Z-170113T1536Z/ /PRTN6.1.ER.170113T0517Z.170113T0600Z.170113T0936Z.NO/ 105 AM EST FRI JAN 13 2017  The flood warning continues for   The Genesee River At Portageville * Until this morning. * At 1 AM Friday the stage was 19.1 feet and rising. * Flood stage is 19.0 feet. * Minor Flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. * Forecast...the river will continue to rise and crest near 19.3 feet   early this morning. * IMPACT...At 19.0 feet...Flood stage, river begins to overflow into   agricultural lands from Belfast to Letchworth. Little damage.  &&  LAT...LON 4241 7822 4262 7805 4260 7796 4242 7807       4236 7803 4233 7816  $$

 FLOOD STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY 105 AM EST FRI JAN 13 2017  ...The Flood Warning is cancelled for the following forecast points in New York...    Genesee River At Wellsville   Cattaraugus Creek At Gowanda  ...The Flood Warning continues for The following forecast points    in New York...    Allegheny River At Salamanca   Genesee River At Portageville   Allegheny River At Olean  PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  SAFETY MESSAGE...Never drive your car through flooded roadways. The water may be deeper than it appears.  Turn around...don`t drown!  Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio and other local media for further details and updates.   &&  NYC009-131205- /O.CON.KBUF.FL.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170115T1400Z/ /OLNN6.1.ER.170112T2244Z.170113T1800Z.170115T0800Z.NO/ 105 AM EST FRI JAN 13 2017  The flood warning continues for   The Allegheny River At Olean * Until Sunday Morning. * At 1 AM Friday the stage was 11.6 feet and rising. * Flood stage is 10.0 feet. * Minor Flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. * Forecast...the river will continue to rise and crest near 12.6 feet   this afternoon. * IMPACT...At 12.0 feet...Minor flood, water overflows onto East   Riverside Drive 1 to 3 miles upstream from Union Street bridge. 
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