Move to Safety! Severe Thunderstorms With 60 MPH Winds in Central New York
Just what we need. More rain. The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm and a Flash Flood Warning and is advising anyone in the storm's path to move to safety.
The Severe Thunderstorm Warning is for Central Oneida County in Central New York and is in effect until 700 PM.
The National Weather Service says radar showed severe thunderstorms located along a line extending from Barnes Corners to near Brewerton, moving east at 50 mph around 6 PM.
60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail is possible in the following areas:
Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
If you're in the path, you're asked to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.
Heavy rainfall is occurring with these storms and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect in Oneida County until 2 AM Wednesday.
Flash Flood Safety
Flash flooding causes more deaths than any other severe weather-related hazard, according to the National Weather Serice. Most deaths happen when people try and drive through flooded roads and are swept away. Do not drive or walk through flooded areas. It only takes 6 inches of water to knock you off your feet or sweep away your car.
When a Flash Flood Watch has been issued know where the nearest high ground is and have several evacuation routes planned. If a Flash Flood Warning is issued Move to higher ground immediately and plan your evacuation.
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Get up to information on power outages throughout Central New York; where it’s out and when it’ll be restored with National Grid’s Power Outage Map.
National Grid also offers text alerts on the latest efforts to restore power.
To receive free text message alerts and updates, text the word STORM to NGRID (64743). E-mail alerts are available to customers who create an online profile on the company’s website. All alert services can be started and stopped at the customer’s request.
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