Several Area Creeks are near Flood levels- See Updated Charts Below On This Page
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Tony Ansuini, National Weather Service
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE TONAWANDA CREEK AT RAPIDS
* FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON TO SATURDAY EVENING.
* AT 12 PM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 9.0 FEET AND RISING.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 12.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE CREEK IS EXPECTED TO RISE TO NEAR FLOOD STAGE EARLY
* IMPACT...AT 12.0 FEET...FLOOD STAGE...THERE IS LOWLAND FLOODING OF
FARM AREAS AND SOME ROAD CLOSURES SUCH AS FLETCHER, BURDICK, KIRBY
AND TONAWANDA CREEK ROAD.
through Friday afternoon.
Numerous waves of moderate to heavy rain will cross much of western New York from this evening through Friday morning as a frontal boundary remains stalled over the region. Total rainfall through Friday of 2 to 3 inches is possible.
Runoff from excessive rainfall will result in minor flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas with each wave of rainfall that moves through the region. Flooding of small streams and creeks is also possible. Flooding of larger rivers will become more likely by Friday due to the combined effects of each wave of rainfall.
Precautionary/preparedness actions: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.