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Flood Preps: Readyiimg for Evacuations Across Region


Temperatures were expected to hit nearly 60 degrees on Monday, causing Buffalo area residents to prepare for evacuations caused by runoff from melting snow, and overflowing creeks.
Andrew M. Cuomo
Criticism

Cuomo Challenged on Criticism of Weather Service


Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - On multiple occasions over the weekend in Buffalo, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo took time to level criticism agains The National Weather Service forecasting leading up to the lake effect storm.  
Flooding?

Flooding: How Much, Where and When?


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Families rushed to pack up their valuables and schools closed in advance - not of snow but possible flooding. Temperatures were expected to hit nearly 60 degrees on Monday, causing Buffalo area residents to prepare for evacuation in the event of flooding.
Lexington Green

West Seneca Prepares to Deal with Flooding


West Seneca, NY (WBEN) Almost a year after the Lexington Green neighborhood dealt with devastating floods following a blizzard, the town of West Seneca is looking to avoid a repeat.
 
A  snow clearing effort  at Ralph wilson Stadium
Digging Out

Ralph Wilson Stadium: All Hands on a Shovel


Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - Now that the lake effect storm of November 2014 is over and temperatures have moderated, the Buffalo Bills are working around the clock to clear the snow from the stadium before next week's game at "The Ralph".

Creeks Rising


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Forecasters at the National Weather Service are watching the level of area creeks and streams as the temperatures rise. Meteorologist, Dave Zalf says there has been some ice jamming on the creeks and a few are at flood stage. Buffalo, Cayuga and Cazenovia creeks could see problems Monday afternoon.
Byron Brown,Andrew Cuomo
Photos

PHOTOS: Touring the Storm Zone


Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Cuomo spent much of Sunday touring the lake effect storm zone in Buffalo and Hamburg, touring areas near Mercy Hospital, Cazenovia Creek and along Lake Street in Hamburg.  WBEN was with the Governor at all three locations.  Here are some photos from along the way.
On the Ready

Watching Flooding Potential and On the Ready


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- First came the big storm, then the big dig. Now comes the big melt. Residents of flood-prone areas around Buffalo should move valuables up from the basement, pack a bag and prepare for the possibility of evacuation as up to 7 feet of snow is melting and leaving the threat of flooding.  But so far, so good and no major problems.

Flood Warnings/High Wind Warning


Flood Warning


FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
248 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

NYC009-013-029-037-121-242115-
/O.CON.KBUF.FA.W.0021.000000T0000Z-141124T2115Z/
/00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
CATTARAUGUS NY-GENESEE NY-WYOMING NY-CHAUTAUQUA NY-ERIE NY-
248 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 415 PM EST MONDAY
School's Out

Buffalo Schools Closed Monday


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The word has come down that the Buffalo Public Schools as well as Buffalo Catholic Elementary Schools will be closed on Monday. Staff is expected to report. You can find a complete list of area school closing right here.
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