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Flood warnings cancelled, Sullivan open for business - 2:15 Friday


Sullivan County is open for business; all flood watches and warnings have been rescinded.

Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau issued the following statement: "Sullivan County has recovered quite well from the wrath of this week's storms that brought remnants of Tropical Depression Lee. The vast majority (if not all) of the Sullivan County Catskills is clear for traveling and its businesses are open and welcoming visitors. This weekend's Farming with Kids at Applepond Farm, the Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods on Sunday, rally New York autumn rallysprint, various exhibits, several area farmers markets and much more.

For more information on the Sullivan County Catskills, visit the SCVA website at www.scva.net where you will find a complete list of attractions, river rafting and fishing, golf, events, restaurants and fantastic shopping opportunities. Located only 90 minutes from New York City, the Sullivan County Catskills is the place to be during this weekend."

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Friday 9:15

Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau has issued a Flood Warning that is effective through Friday afternoon.
Fanslau said, "The National Weather Service (NSW) has issued a Flood Warning in Sullivan County. The Delaware River at Callicoon and near Barryville is experiencing minor flooding this morning.

The Flood Warning for the Delaware River at Callicoon showed that at 2:30 AM Friday the stage was 12.9 feet, and the flood stage is 12.0 feet. Minor flooding is forecast. The river will continue to fall below flood stage by mid-morning.

The Flood Warning for the Delaware River near Barryville showed that at 2:45 AM Friday the stage was 17.6 feet, and the flood stage is 17.0 feet. Minor flooding is occurring. The river will continue to fall below flood stage by early this morning.

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Thursday 4:00 pm

The Advanced Hydraulic Prediction Service of the The National Weather Service is projecting that the Upper Delaware River at Callicoon is cresting now at about 14.13 feet, which is a moderate flood stage. The service projects that the river will be down below flood stage on Friday afternoon.

At Barryville, the river is expected to crest at 16.6 feet later today, which is in a minor flood stage. It is expected to drop below flood stage on Friday.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN BROOME COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK...
SOUTHEASTERN CHENANGO COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK...
DELAWARE COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK...
SOUTHERN OTSEGO COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK...
SULLIVAN COUNTY IN CENTRAL NEW YORK...
PIKE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA...
WAYNE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA...

* UNTIL 1015 AM EDT

* AT 412 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED AN AREA OF EXCESSIVE RAINFALL OVER THE WARNED AREA.

RAPID FLOODING OF STREAMS...CREEKS...URBAN...AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS IS LIKELY IN AND NEAR THESE LOCATIONS. RAINFALL RATES EXCEED ONE INCH AN HOUR ON SATURATED GROUND. SEVERAL MORE INCHES OF RAIN ARE LIKELY THIS MORNING.

Upper Delaware River

Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau has issued a Flash Flood Warning that is effective through Friday afternoon. Fanslau said, "The National Weather Service (NSW) has issued a Flash Flood Warning in Sullivan County. The Delaware River at Callicoon and near Barryville, the Beaverkill River, and the Neversink River are either flooding or are expected to flood.

The Flood Warning for the Delaware River at Callicoon showed that at 2:30 PM Wednesday the stage was 11.7 feet, and the flood stage is 12.0 feet. Minor flooding is forecast. The river will rise above flood stage mid day Thursday, then crest between 12 and 13 feet Thursday evening. The river is expected to fall below flood stage Friday morning.

The Flood Warning for the Delaware River near Barryville showed that at 2:45 PM Wednesday the stage was 14.1 feet, and the flood stage is 17.0 feet. Minor flooding is forecast. The river will rise above flood stage Thursday evening, then crest between 17 and 18 feet Thursday night. The river is expected to fall below flood stage Friday morning.

The Flood Warning for the Neversink River above Barryville showed that at 10:30 AM Wednesday the stage was 13.2 feet, and the flood stage is 13.0 feet. Minor flooding is forecast. The river will continue to rise above flood stage to near 14.5 feet this evening. The river is expected to fall below flood stage around midnight tonight.

Residents are advised to not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely. Move to higher ground

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A FLOOD
WARNING FOR THE NEVERSINK RIVER AT GODEFFROY AFFECTING ORANGE COUNTY

AlSO, A FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN...
EAST CENTRAL DELAWARE COUNTY...SOME LOCATIONS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE ANDES... ARKVILLE...FLEISCHMANNS AND MARGARETVILLE.

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NEW
YORK...PENNSYLVANIA...

WEST BRANCH DELAWARE AT WALTON AFFECTING DELAWARE COUNTY
EAST BRANCH DELAWARE AT HARVARD AFFECTING DELAWARE COUNTY
BEAVER KILL NEAR COOKS FALLS AFFECTING DELAWARE AND SULLIVAN
COUNTIES
LACKAWAXEN RIVER AT HAWLEY AFFECTING PIKE AND WAYNE COUNTIES
NEVERSINK RIVER ABOVE BRIDGEVILLE AFFECTING ORANGE AND SULLIVAN
COUNTIES
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NEW YORK..
EAST BRANCH DELAWARE NEAR FISHS EDDY AFFECTING DELAWARE COUNTY
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTION

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS EXTENDED THE

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING OF POOR DRAINAGE AREAS IN... SULLIVAN COUNTY... UNTIL 1145 AM EDT

AT 835 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN WAS FALLING... AND WILL RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING.

* LOCATIONS IN THE ADVISORY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO BETHEL...BLOOMINGBURG...CALLICOON...GRAHAMSVILLE...LIBERTY...
LIVINGSTON MANOR...LOCH SHELDRAKE... MONTICELLO... ROSCOE... CLARYVILLE AND WURTSBORO.

STEADY RAIN HAS ENDED WITH ONE TO TWO INCHES IN LAST 12 HOURS.
SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS...SOME HEAVY...WILL CONTINUE THE REST OF THE MORNING WITH UP TO ANOTHER INCH. STREAMS AND CREEKS WILL REMAIN HIGH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS THAT ALTHOUGH STREAMS AND CREEKS MAY BE
ELEVATED OR EVEN RISE OUT OF THEIR BANKS...PROPERTY DAMAGE WILL BE MINIMAL. INCONVENIENCES CAN BE EXPECTED BUT THE FLOODING WILL NOT BE IMMEDIATELY LIFE THREATENING.