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City of Peekskill
Saturday April 16th, 2011 :: 09:56 a.m. EDT


The NWS has issued a severe weather advisory for heavy rain, high winds & local flooding thru 6 am Sunday.

The NWS has issued a severe weather advisory for heavy rain, high winds and local flooding through 6 am Sunday. A coast storm is expected to overspread the area this afternoon. This storm is expected to have 40 to 50 moh wind gusts, rainfall amounts of up to 4 inches and localized flooding. This storm is expected to have locally severe thunderstorms embedded in it.

Residents are urged to secure loose outdoor items in advance of this storm and remain mindful of weather conditions. Stay tuned to local broadcast stations for weather updates and warnings.

Do not drive through standing water on roads or in parking lots.
The average automobile can be swept off the road in 12 inches of moving water, and roads covered by water are prone to collapse. Attempting to drive through water also may stall your engine, with the potential to cause irreparable damage if you try to restart the engine. Even though the weight of Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) may appear to offer a greater protection in crossing flooded roads, their size and larger tires can make them more buoyant and more prone to being swept away. Bottom Line: It is just as dangerous to drive an SUV through flooded waters as a regular vehicle. The rule is simple: If you cannot see the road or its line markings, do not drive through the water. Turn Around Don't Drown.

City of Peekskill
2 Nelson Ave
Peekskill, NY 10566

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 914-737-8000


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