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City of Peekskill
Friday August 19th, 2011 :: 08:44 p.m. EDT


The Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect until 9pm. A Flash Flood Warning is in effect until 10pm.

At 8:35 pm NWS doppler radar was tracking a line of severe storms from Long Island Sound to Warwick, NY moving NE. These storm are capable of high winds, heavy rain, frequent lightning and hail. Residents are urged to seek immediate shelter if conditions change in their area.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams... highways and underpasses. Additionally... country roads and farmlands along the banks of creeks... streams and other low lying areas are subject to flooding.

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into
areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually
deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful
enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded
roads make the smart choice... turn around... dont drown.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
If you are in the warning area move to higher ground immediately.
Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate
precautions to protect life and property. Do not attempt to cross
swiftly flowing waters or waters of unknown depth by foot or by

City of Peekskill
2 Nelson Ave
Peekskill, NY 10566

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

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