Broome County issues weather update, expects 'moderate' flooding

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Residents are being urged to keep a close eye on our rivers as our area is expecting moderate flooding.

The Office of Broome County Executive Jason Garnar released the following info on Thursday afternoon:

The National Weather Service has contacted Broome County and informed us that we are receiving more rain than predicted. That has caused our river forecasts to increase across the basin.

We are now expecting “moderate” flooding at the Conklin and Vestal river gauges. Moderate flooding has an impact on properties along the river.

Although we are anticipating minimal impacts to the majority of homes (i.e. cellar flooding) near the rivers, residents should monitor the rivers closely and stay tuned to local media for updates as they become available.

Additionally, any residents in the urban areas may see localized urban flooding due to poor drainage.

Additional Resources:

NOAA National Weather Service: www.water.weather.gov

NYAlert: www.nyalert.gov, Members of the public are encouraged to register mobile phone numbers and email accounts to receive emergency alerts. 


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