More Severe Storm Warnings tonight, accompanied by a Flash Flood Warning in Northeastern Allegany County

WEATHER BULLETIN: A third day of SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS is occurring tonight, moving in train-like fashion from southwest to northeast across Allegany County, with a FLASH FLOOD WARNING also provided for Northeastern Allegany County until 3:15PM Thursday. Additional warnings could be issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo, based on the extended line … Read more

Flood Warning issued for northwestern Allegany County

BREAKING: A FLOOD WARNING has been issued for northwestern Allegany County west and northwest until 8:15AM this morning due to flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations which is imminent or occurring. Motorists also should be aware of ponding on area roadways. At 4:22AM, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain, with between … Read more

This is Flood Safety Awareness Week and time for preparedness at home and during travels

National Weather Service offices in New York State are observing Flood Safety Awareness Week and encouraging residents and property owners to be prepared for such potential events which can happen at any time of the year. The week-long focus shares information about flood safety, including the difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood Warning, … Read more

Over 150 receive preparedness training in advance of this week’s potential Nor’easter

Over 150 Allegany County area residents received New York Citizen Preparedness Corps Training, just in time for a potential Nor’easter Monday night into Tuesday. Nearly 90 free emergency backpack go-kits were distributed yesterday afternoon to Friendship area households by the New York National Guard and State Office of Emergency Management, with nearly 70 more provided … Read more

Dozens learn about emergency preparedness at Houghton, even more at Friendship on Saturday

Some 70 Houghton area residents received an overview on how to be prepared for many types of emergencies, including those involving themselves, their family, pets and businesses, last night during a state Citizen Preparedness Corps training at Houghton Academy. Lt. Orlano Gayle of the New York National Guard provided the presentation, which also included a … Read more

Time running out on free emergency go-kits and preparedness trainings

Required registrations are closing for limited seating to obtain free emergency backpack kits this week at National Guard Citizen Preparedness Corps trainings in Houghton and Friendship. A free go-kit is being made available to each pre-registered area household during duplicate sessions from 6:30PM to 8:30PM, Thursday, February 8, at Houghton Academy at 9790 Thayer Street, … Read more

Free emergency backpack kits at Friendship and Houghton seminars for winter and all year round

The benefits of a free, all-weather emergency backpack kit, to be given out at seminars in Friendship and Houghton next month, have become apparent during recent power outages and travel on snow and windswept roads. Required registrations are underway for limited seating for the New York National Guard Citizen Preparedness Corps trainings, to be held … Read more

Free emergency kits to be provided at Friendship and Houghton Citizen Preparedness Corps workshops

A free emergency backpack kit is being made available to area households next month during two New York National Guard Citizen Preparedness Corps workshops in Friendship and Houghton, coordinated by an outreach alliance of Friendship churches, Houghton Academy, and Allegany Hope Community News. The sessions, which require pre-registration, are being held from 6:30PM to 8:30PM, … Read more

Allegany County holding Hazard Mitigation Plan meetings and conducting public survey

Allegany County is holding a meeting tonight in Bolivar and additional sessions next week in Almond and Angelica to obtain public comment in regard to needs related to a county Hazard Mitigation Plan which currently is being updated. The Thursday, September 28, gathering will be at the Bolivar Town Hall, 252 North Main Street, with … Read more

Flood Safety Awareness Week ending but unexpected dangers remain

This has been Flood Safety Awareness Week in New York State and the nation as the National Weather Service (NWS) seeks to prepare residents for the potential for flooding, whether at home, work or during travels at various times of the year. Individuals and families are urged to plan ahead as to what to do … Read more

Disaster and phone training sessions scheduled next week in Cuba

Two separate free training sessions will be held Thursday and Friday next week at the Cuba Circulating Library to help equip area residents on preparedness when it comes to potential disasters and use of Apple electronic devices. The first activity, to be held from 6PM to 7PM, March 9, will be a New York State … Read more

Spring has sprung, along with a focus on seasonal weather safety

Although it may not seem like it with this week’s forecasts, astronomical spring arrived today, along with National Weather Service (NWS) seasonal safety concerns. Meteorologists recognize March 1 as the first day of spring, based on seasonal calendar quarters, although astronomical spring doesn’t arrive until 5:24 Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, March 20, in the … Read more

Earthquake preparation takes on increased meaning with Turkey and Buffalo events

Preparation for an earthquake has taken on additional significance after events last week in Turkey and Buffalo. Ready.gov, a federal public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters, is featuring earthquake preparation on its website as increased interest is … Read more

Allegany County Hazard Mitigation Plan response and mitigation analysis underway

One of three public meetings in regard to updating Allegany County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP), described as having “a critical role in mitigation planning, flood prevention and emergency response during storm events,” will be held tomorrow morning at Belmont. The 9AM to 11AM session will be conducted at the Crossroads Center at 6087 State Route … Read more