Power Outages and Minor Flooding Around WNY in the Wake of Sandy....
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ON-DEMAND AUDIO FROM THE WBEN LIVELINE:
TONY ANSUINI-NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLGIST
SAM BERG- HASKELL'S TREE SERVICE
DAN NEAVERTH, JR- COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES DIR
NYSEG Update 7am
National Grid Update 6am
Flood Watch for All of WNY Including Erie, Catttaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming Counties
THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE SANDY WILL TRACK INLAND ACROSS PENNSYLVANIA AND BRING A PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN TO MUCH OF WESTERN NY AND PORTIONS OF THE FINGER LAKES. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR 1.25 TO 2.5 INCHES OF RAIN FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.
THIS WILL FALL ON GROUND WHICH IS ALREADY SATURATED FROM RAIN THIS WEEKEND.
* RAINFALL OF THIS MAGNITUDE MAY RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. LEAVES CLOGGING STORM DRAINS WILL ALSO CAUSE FLOODING PROBLEMS IN URBANIZED AREAS. IN ADDITION... FLOODING IS POSSIBLE ON SOME OF THE AREA RIVERS AND CREEKS.
A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.
High Wind Warning for Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties
LOCATIONS: THE NIAGARA FRONTIER AND WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN TIER. STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED ALONG THE LAKE ERIE SHORE SOUTH OF STURGEON POINT AND ACROSS HIGHER TERRAIN.
TIMING...LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
WINDS...NORTH 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH.
IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS COMBINED WITH A SATURATED GROUND WILL RESULT IN DOWNED TREES WHICH CAN BLOCK ROADWAYS AND TAKE OUT POWER LINES. IT IS UNUSUAL TO GET WINDS THIS STRONG FROM A NORTHERLY DIRECTION. TREES IN THIS AREA ARE ANCHORED AGAINST THE PREVAILING WEST WIND...SO STRONG WINDS FROM THE NORTH WILL PRODUCE MORE WIND DAMAGE THAN NORMAL FOR THESE WIND SPEEDS. PINE TREES WITH THEIR SHALLOW ROOT SYSTEMS WILL BE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO BEING TOPPLED.
A HIGH WIND WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR WITH GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR GREATER AT ANY TIME. DAMAGE TO TREES, POWER LINES, AND PROPERTY ARE POSSIBLE WITH WIND OF THIS MAGNITUDE. IF YOU HAVE A HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES BE EXTRA CAREFUL UNTIL THE WIND SUBSIDES
Lakeshore Flood Warning for Niagara, Orleans and Monroe Counties
LAKESHORE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT TO 8 AM EDT TUESDAY...
* LOCATIONS...SOUTH SHORE OF LAKE ONTARIO *
LAKE SHORE FLOODING: STRONG NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL PRODUCE VERY HIGH WAVES AND RISING WATER ALONG THE SOUTH SHORE OF THE LAKE.
* TIMING...LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.
* IMPACTS...FLOODING IS MOST LIKELY IN BAYS AND INLETS... INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BRADDOCK BAY AND SURROUNDING PONDS...IRONDEQUOIT BAY, SODUS BAY, PORT BAY AND LITTLE SODUS BAY. RISING WATER LEVELS IN HARBORS MAY BREAK BOATS FROM THEIR MOORINGS.
ALSO .... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WARNING FOR
THE CAYUGA CREEK NEAR LANCASTER
* UNTIL THIS AFTERNOON.
* AT 3 AM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 7.5 FEET AND RISING.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE EARLY
THIS MORNING AND CREST NEAR 8.7 FEET THIS MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 8.0 FEET...FLOOD STAGE...MINOR FLOODING IN LOW LYING
AREAS OF LANCASTER AND ALDEN.
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Amtrak is suspending its Empire and Lake Shore service. The Maple Leaf will terminate at Albany, instead of continuing on to New York City.
Megabus runs to New York City and Toronto are canceled Monday.
|Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall Monday night or early Tuesday, likely in New Jersey. It will tie up with other weather systems and form a so-called superstorm. Airlines have preemptively canceled thousands of flights in New York, Philadelphia, Washington and elsewhere. But the storm's affects are already being felt far away from the East Coast.|
|Hurricane Sandy grounded thousands of flights in the U.S. northeast Monday and upended travel plans across the globe, stranding passengers from Hong Kong to Europe. The massive storm threatens to bring a near halt to air travel for at least two days in a key region for both domestic and international flights.|
Gov. Cuomo & EMS Officials
Monday Morning Briefing
WBEN's Tom Bauerle
with Meterologist Dave Zaff
Erie County Exec Mark Poloncarz
On The WBEN Liveline
Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy's
WNY Storm Briefing (Sunday)
FLOOD WARNING For Cayuga Creek
FLOOD WATCH For All of WNY
HIGH WIND WARNING for All of WNY
LAKESHORE FLOOD WARNING Niagara & Orleans Co
& Bus Lines Canceled
See The Latest HERE
WHERE IS HURRICANE
Check The Storm Tracker
In New York City:
CBS Moneywatch's Jill Schlesinger
In Atlantic City NJ:
CBS's Heather Bosch
In Washington DC
CBS's Howard Arenstein