Flood warning continues for parts of WNY

Nov 25, 2014
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Flooding is being reported in Lancaster this morning as officials across the area continue to monitor creeks and streams in Western New York.

Watching for rising waters along Cazenovia Creek

Nov 24, 2014
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A stretch of  Cazenovia Creek in south Buffalo is attracting a great deal of attention Monday. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says a large portion of the creek is filled with chunks of ice.

Driving ban lifted in South Buffalo

Nov 23, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: The driving ban has been lifted for South Buffalo.  A limited state of emergency remains in effect.

Throughout Winter Storm Knife, Western New York residents have been urged to monitor their home utilities. With the snowfall finally over, rising temperatures and rain are expected to give way to flooding, and other necessary precautions. WBFO’s Avery Schneider spoke with National Fuel to find out what residents need to do…


Camp Good Days and Special Times, a Finger Lakes camp that serves more than 1,500 children with cancer annually, is in the midst of cleanup and recovery after heavy flooding earlier this month damaged the facility.

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Heavy thunderstorms brought more precipitation to Western New York Wednesday night, adding more rising water to area streams and creeks.

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Flooding along the Buffalo Creek in West Seneca could be a thing of the past if the federal government answers Sen. Charles Schumer's call for help.

West Seneca residents prepare for potential floods

Mar 14, 2014
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West Seneca homeowners are preparing for possible ice jam flooding on Buffalo Creek as temperatures warm up Friday. Residents in the Lexington Green neighborhood have already experienced multiple major thaws this season and are hoping the worst of it is behind them.

Weary residents want action on West Seneca flooding

Feb 25, 2014
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The West Seneca Town Board heard Monday night from homeowners who have been inundated with ice-jam flooding this winter. The situation was also brought to Governor Cuomo's attention.

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Flooding affected the Lexington Green neighborhood of West Seneca.  Buffalo Creek began overflowing its banks during the 5:00 hour Friday afternoon.

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With the possibility of more flooding on the way West Seneca Supervisor Sheila Meegan says the town is on "high alert." It was just a little over a month ago that dozens of homes were severely damaged in the Lexington Green neighborhood.

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State officials have arrived in West Seneca to help the victims of recent flooding along Buffalo Creek. New York's Department of Financial Services has opened a mobile command center on Harlem Rd.

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A Flood Warning has been issued for the northern portions of Chautauqua County until 4:30 this afternoon.

Warmer weekend weather could cause flooding

Jan 10, 2014
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In a week that brought Buffalo its worst blizzard in recent years, any weather would seem to bring relief. However, despite the arrival of milder temperatures, new public safety concerns are being raised.

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In light of recent flood causing weather conditions in parts of western New York the Erie County Department of Health is reminding people to be aware of health and safety risks when cleaning up their flooded basement.

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A strange mix of warm weather and freezing rain has left much of the region scrambling this morning. More than 8,000 NYSEG and National Grid customers are without power, with much of that focused in Niagara and Orleans Counties.

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Record rainfall on Saturday and an accumulation of ice caused significant difficulties for Western New Yorkers Sunday morning.

Summer 2013 came to an end this weekend with the arrival of fall. This summer was the ninth wettest on record and it was a bit cooler compared to recent years.

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Two months after a savage rainstorm flooded Lockport, Governor Andrew Cuomo brought checks Thursday for hundreds of homeowners and business people whose property was damaged or destroyed by the storm.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is urging victims of last month's floods to apply for New York's Flood Recovery Program.

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Heavy rains and strong winds overnight have caused downed trees and power lines as well as isolated instances of flooding.

Cuomo announces flood aid for Niagara County

Jul 17, 2013
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Some relief is on the way for Niagara County homeowners and business operators whose property was damaged by recent flooding.  Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the funding Wednesday.

Lockport Mayor Michael Tucker has issued a State of Emergency at the Lockport City waste water treatment plant.

Niagara County seeking FEMA aid for flooding

Jul 2, 2013
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Governor Cuomo is adding Niagara County to the state's request for federal disaster aid following last week's flash flood. Lockport Mayor Michael Tucker met with U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and Lt. Governor Robert Duffy Tuesday morning and toured some of the damage left by Friday's storm.

FEMA is only now reimbursing for repairs in The Village of Gowanda where Thatcher Brook rose up and flooded the village in August of 2009.