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Weather Alerts for Cattaraugus

Issued by the National Weather Service

       Flood Warning      

Flood Warning  FLOOD WARNING   Flood Warning

Areas Affected:
Cattaraugus, NY
Effective: Sat, 4/13 10:24pm Updated: Sat, 4/13 11:49pm Urgency: Immediate
Expires: Sun, 4/14 10:30am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Observed

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in New

Allegheny River At Olean affecting Cattaraugus County.

For the Allegheny River...including Olean, Salamanca...Minor
flooding is forecast.

* WHAT...Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.

* WHERE...Allegheny River at Olean.

* WHEN...Until early Monday morning.

* IMPACTS...At 12.0 feet, Flood stage, flooding possible on Union
Street in Allegany and East Riverside Drive 1 to 3 miles upstream
of Olean. Some farm lands along the river are also impacted.

- At 10:01 PM EDT Saturday the stage was 12.16 feet.
- Bankfull stage is 10.0 feet.
- Recent Activity...The maximum river stage in the 24 hours
ending at 10:01 PM EDT Saturday was 12.17 feet.
- Forecast...The river is expected to rise to a crest of 12.3
feet tomorrow morning. It will then fall below flood stage
late tomorrow evening.
- Flood stage is 12.0 feet.

Please report observed flooding to local emergency services or law
enforcement and request they pass this information to the National
Weather Service when you can do so safely.

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks.

Additional information is available at

The next statement will be issued by Sunday morning at 1030 AM EDT.