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Buffalo

High winds and flooding Wednesday resulted in the closing of Erie Basin Marina and Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park, according to a spokesman for Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown. Spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said motorists and pedestrians were being warned to avoid those areas. A high wind warning, along with a lakeshore flood warning, from the National Weather Serv…

City of Tonawanda

Wednesday's heavy rains caused countless headaches for Western New Yorkers, but this one might be the biggest: A waterfall out of the toilet. That was Christine Cook's description of what she woke up to Wednesday morning in her home on Nicholas Drive North in the Town of Tonawanda. Torrential overnight downpours of 2 to 3 inches flooded roads, snarled the morning com…

Erie County

As the temperatures drop in Western New York, so does the threat of flooding. The National Weather Service's flood watch for the area was canceled at 3 a.m. "With the temperature now below freezing, the runoff has ended," said David Thomas, National Weather Service meteorologist. "There are still ice jams on the creeks, but we’re not getting the water flow to create …

Erie County

The combination of rising temperatures applied to last week's epic snowstorm led to a result that has become all too familiar for West Seneca residents. And on Tuesday, they grappled with the predictable if not preventable flooding of Buffalo Creek. Six residences on School Street had their utilities shut off and were evacuated Monday night, with some residents likely f…

American Red Cross volunteers will continue to operate a shelter at Winchester Elementary School, at 650 Harlem Road in Buffalo, until 9 a.m. on Sunday. Area residents affected by the recent flooding and winter storm are welcome to stay at the shelter or stop by. Volunteers are providing food, water, comfort and support. One person spent Friday night at the shelter. …

Local News

A half dozen residents of Dalton Drive complained to the Tonawanda Town Board on Monday night that their road floods regularly, even when there's not record-breaking amounts of rain. Dawn Filbert told board members she's missed work because she can't get out of her driveway because her road is flooded. Kirk Rowland, the town's water and sewer maintenance supervisor, …

Weather

You can call it the calm after the storm. After a series of fast-moving thunderstorms and the -- unrealized -- threat of a tornado on Monday, there is only more rain and cooler temperatures to look forward to for the remainder of the week. According to the National Weather Service at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Cheektowaga, local residents should pre…

Local News

The National Weather Service late Thursday issued a flood warning for portions of Erie, Genesee and Wyoming counties, following several rounds of heavy rain throughout the region. Between 1 1/2 to 2 inches of rain fell during the storm, according to Kirk Apffel, a National Weather Service meteorologist. "The worst of it is across the southern half of Erie County," Ap…