Flooding concerns for Buffalo metro area and Niagara County

High winds raise lake levels, threaten ice jams

April 04, 2018 - 4:11 am
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - After a day of wicked and damaging winds across Western New York, the threat of ice jame flooding remains for the Buffalo metro area and Niagara County until midday Thursday.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* A portion of western New York...including the following
counties...Niagara and Northern Erie.

* Until 11 AM EDT this morning.

* Strong winds have pushed ice from Lake Erie down the Upper
Niagara River. This may result in ice jams or possible
flooding along the Upper Niagara River.

* Ice jams may develop along the Upper Niagara River, resulting
in flooding along the river.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means the threat of flash flooding exists
along rivers and creeks. If you are in the watch area you should
monitor weather conditions closely. Be ready to move to higher
ground if flooding is observed or a warning is issued.

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