**FLASH FLOOD WATCH**

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
618 AM EST Sat Jan 26 2019


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Niagara-Northern Erie-
Including the cities of Niagara Falls and Buffalo
618 AM EST Sat Jan 26 2019

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of western New York... including
  the following areas...The Upper Niagara River in Niagara and
  Northern Erie counties.

* Through Sunday morning.

* The Niagara River Control Center reports an ice jam on the Upper
  Niagara River near the North Grand Island Bridge. The water
  level is starting to rise in the area. The water level so far is
  just below the level where inundation and damage begins, but if
  the ice jam grows flooding may develop.

* Areas susceptible to flooding from rising water on the Upper
  Niagara River include the Grand Island shoreline, Cayuga Island
  in Niagara Falls, and the river shoreline between North
  Tonawanda and Niagara Falls.

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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