Flooding

Rainy Weekend
Accuweather.com
Tim Wenger
January 10, 2020 - 5:00 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - It will be rain, not snow, that is measured by the inch this weekend as unusually warm temperatures overtake the region Friday and Saturday. A Flood Watch is posted for ALL of Western New York Saturday through Sunday.(see below) Wet, Windy Weekend Ahead - NWS Meteorologist...
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Cars pass through Sheridan Drive after the road was reopened between Colvin Boulevard and Belmont Avenue. August 21, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Brendan Keany
January 09, 2020 - 3:35 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Of the eight counties that comprise Western New York, all except for Allegany County is under a flood watch starting Saturday afternoon and running through Sunday afternoon. Take advantage of the fair weather today, because a complex storm system will generate significant rainfall...
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(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Brendan Keany
November 13, 2019 - 3:25 pm
BARKER (WBEN) - On Wednesday afternoon, state officials joined the Niagara and Orleans Counties REDI planning committee to showcase the recently awarded flood resiliency projects for the region. Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative "The recent challenge of historic high water levels along...
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WBEN Newsroom
November 04, 2019 - 9:52 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (WBEN/AP) — A new forecast says Great Lakes levels are likely to remain unusually high and may set additional records. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in Detroit on Monday released its outlook for the next six months. Hydrologist Keith Kompoltowicz says a wet October...
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Cars pass through Sheridan Drive after the road was reopened between Colvin Boulevard and Belmont Avenue. August 21, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 21, 2019 - 11:55 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Drivers in the City of Buffalo and in the northtowns had a difficult commute on Wednesday morning after two-to-three inches of rain fell in the region over a short span during the overnight hours.
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Laura Jackett
May 29, 2019 - 4:26 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On a Wednesday afternoon conference call, Governor Andrew Cuomo discussed the increasing water levels and flooding along the Lake Ontario shoreline, and he's calling for a short term and long term solution to the problem. "We have complained often to the IJC, which...
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Laura Jackett
May 28, 2019 - 8:32 pm
GREECE, NY (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Tuesday afternoon, the new members of the International Joint Commission met with local leaders regarding the increasingly high water levels along the Lake Ontario shoreline at a closed-door meeting at Greece Town Hall near Rochester. The public was not...
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Lake Ontario flooding at Olcott. May 20, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
May 23, 2019 - 3:00 am
OLCOTT, N.Y. (WBEN) - Homeowners along the Lake Ontario shoreline in Olcott remain on edge because of the rising water levels in Lake Ontario. As of Wednesday, the average water level on Lake Ontario is 248.67 feet, which is just .02 feet shy of matching the record previously set in 2017 . The...
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Aqua Dam placed along Lake Ontario near shoreline home. May 20, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
May 20, 2019 - 2:31 pm
Correction: Our initial report indicated the water levels along Lake Erie. The water levels on Lake Ontario are nearing the 2017 of 248.67 feet as of May 21. OLCOTT, N.Y. (WBEN) - For the second time in a month, Governor Andrew Cuomo visited the Olcott community to examine the flooding along Lake...
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Flooding caused by Lake Ontario in Olcott. May 1, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
May 06, 2019 - 7:13 am
OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) - New York state says it has deployed more than 800,000 sandbags, hundreds of pumps and 920 feet of temporary dams in eight counties along Lake Ontario in preparation for potential flooding. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that officials are concerned that more rain, or high winds,...
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