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Massive Floods Over Yates County

Written By: Craig Flint
Massive Floods Over Yates County

Severe storms yesterday evening produced massive flooding over sections of Yates County. There is a state of emergency for Yates County. Many roads have been impacted by the severe flooding. I will list them below for you. Evacuations and water rescues continued through the morning hours. The Red Cross is on scene helping people impacted by the flooding. As mentioned, numerous roadways have been impacted by the flooding late last night and early this morning and many creeks are out of their banks. Here is a list of the areas dealing with flooding as of this morning from the National Weather Service:

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY
507 AM EDT WED MAY 14 2014

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

1030 PM     FLOOD            4 SW PENN YAN           42.63N  77.10W
05/13/2014                   YATES              NY   FACEBOOK

            WATER OVER COATES AND MERRITT HILL ROADS.

1120 PM     FLASH FLOOD      BRANCHPORT              42.60N  77.15W
05/13/2014                   YATES              NY   911 CALL CENTER

            SEVERAL CREEKS OUT OF BANKS AND WATER OVER SOME ROADS.

1120 PM     FLASH FLOOD      PENN YAN                42.66N  77.05W
05/13/2014                   YATES              NY   911 CALL CENTER

            SEVERAL CREEKS OUT OF BANK AND WATER OVER SOME ROADS IN AREA.

1158 PM     FLASH FLOOD      4 W PENN YAN            42.66N  77.12W
05/13/2014                   YATES              NY   911 CALL CENTER

            WATER RUSHING THROUGH HOUSE ON ADAMS ROAD.

1215 AM     FLASH FLOOD      PENN YAN                42.66N  77.05W
05/14/2014                   YATES              NY   911 CALL CENTER

            FLOODED ROADS AND HOMES ON HAMILTON... DAVIS AND
            LONGDORF ROADS IN THE VILLAGE.

1217 AM     FLASH FLOOD      3 N BRANCHPORT          42.64N  77.15W
05/14/2014                   YATES              NY   911 CALL CENTER

            SEVERAL LOCATIONS ALONG GUYANOGA ROAD WERE FLOODED AND IMPASSABLE.

1217 AM     FLASH FLOOD      PENN YAN                42.66N  77.05W
05/14/2014                   YATES              NY   911 CALL CENTER

            WATER RUSHING OVER STATE ROUTE 14A.

1245 AM     FLASH FLOOD      3 W BRANCHPORT          42.60N  77.21W
05/14/2014                   YATES              NY   911 CALL CENTER

            WATER RESCUE. MOTORIST TRAPPED IN VEHICLE BY FLASH
            FLOODING ON ITALY HILL ROAD.

0100 AM     FLASH FLOOD      2 SW ITALY              42.60N  77.31W
05/14/2014                   YATES              NY   911 CALL CENTER

            FLOODING ACROSS SEVERAL PARTS OF ITALY VALLEY ROAD.

0105 AM     FLASH FLOOD      PENN YAN                42.66N  77.05W
05/14/2014                   YATES              NY   911 CALL CENTER

            WATER RUSHING THROUGH HOUSE ON NORTH AVENUE IN THE VILLAGE.

0125 AM     FLASH FLOOD      PENN YAN                42.66N  77.05W
05/14/2014                   YATES              NY   911 CALL CENTER

            SWIFT WATER RESCUE TAKING PLACE ON EAST LAKE ROAD.
            EXACT LOCATION UNKNOWN.

0130 AM     FLASH FLOOD      3 NW BRANCHPORT         42.63N  77.19W
05/14/2014                   YATES              NY   911 CALL CENTER

            MOVING WATER WAIST DEEP IN RESIDENCE ON CHAMPLIN ROAD. EVACUATION IN PROGRESS.

0135 AM     FLASH FLOOD      PENN YAN                42.66N  77.05W
05/14/2014                   YATES              NY   911 CALL CENTER

            TRACTOR TRAILER CONTAINER BOXES FLOATING DOWN THE
            STREET. EXACT LOCATION IN VILLAGE NOT KNOWN.

0210 AM     FLASH FLOOD      2 SW OVID               42.65N  76.85W
05/14/2014                   SENECA             NY   911 CALL CENTER

            ROAD WASHOUT ALONG COUNTY ROUTE 131.


Here is the specific information on the flood warning that remains posted from the National Weather Service:

/O.NEW.KBGM.FA.W.0005.140514T1237Z-140514T1530Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
YATES NY-
837 AM EDT WED MAY 14 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN...
  CENTRAL YATES COUNTY...

* UNTIL 1130 AM EDT...

* AT 830 AM EDT LOCAL OFFICIALS REPORTED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE IN THE
PENN YAN AREA FROM FLASH FLOODING OVERNIGHT. SEVERE DAMAGE LIKELY
EXTENDS TO OTHER PORTIONS OF YATES COUNTY. WHILE FLOODWATERS HAVE
RECEDED IN TOWN, STREAMS AND CREEKS REMAIN AT BANKFULL AND WILL
RECEDE THROUGH THE DAY.

* SOME LOCATIONS CONTINUING TO EXPERIENCE MINOR FLOODING INCLUDE
BLUFF POINT...BRANCHPORT...GUYANOGA...ITALY...KEUKA PARK...MAYS
MILLS...MILO CENTER...PENN YAN...POTTER AND YATESVILLE.

BE AWARE OF FLOODED AREAS AND WASHED OUT ROADS IN YOUR LOCATION.
DITCHES AND CULVERTS IN YOUR IMMEDIATE NEIGHBORHOOD MAY BE AFFECTED.
OFFICIALS URGE YOU TO AVOID ALL FLOODED AREAS AND DO NOT DRIVE
THROUGH BARRICADED ZONES! THERE IS LIKELY NO ROADWAY LEFT BEYOND THE
BLOCKADES. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL TO WORK THIS MORNING...PLAN ON LONG
DELAYS AND FINDING ALTERNATE ROUTES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. MOST FLOODING DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. TURN AROUND DONT
DROWN!

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LAT...LON 4267 7734 4271 7720 4273 7698 4264 7695
      4258 7711 4258 7735

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