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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Tropical System
State NEW YORK
County/Area SCHUYLER
WFO BGM
Begin Date 09/07/2011 16:00:00 EST-5
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth NE
Begin Location WEDGEWOOD
Begin Lat/Lon 42.36/-76.87
End Date 09/08/2011 02:00:00 EST-5
End Range 1
End Azimuth SW
End Location MONTOUR FALLS ARPT
End Lat/Lon 42.36/-76.86
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 10.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee moved northward from the southern Appalachians on the 6th to the middle Atlantic states on the 7th before stalling on the 8th. The moisture from Lee interacted with a frontal system to the west across the eastern Ohio Valley and eastern Great Lakes. In addition, moisture was drawn into New York and Pennsylvania from Hurricane Katia which was moving northward off the east coast in tandem with the remnants of Lee. This complicated scenario led to an extreme amount of rain for central New York and northeast Pennsylvania, most of which fell over a 48 hour period from the 6th to the 8th. Rainfall of 6 to 12 inches occurred over most of the upper Susquehanna river basin in New York and northeast Pennsylvania. The heavy rain caused massive, record breaking flooding on small streams, creeks and the Susquehanna River and its larger tributaries.

The main branch of the Susquehanna River in New York from Binghamton to Vestal, Owego and Waverly crested from 1 to 4 feet higher than the previous record crests set in June 2006. In Pennsylvania, record crests occurred along the Susquehanna River at Meshoppen and Wilkes Barre which exceeded the long-standing record crests by around 1 foot associated with Hurricane Agnes in 1972.

Damages in the upper Susquehanna River Basin in New York and Pennsylvania are close to 1 billion dollars. Unfortunately, the flooding claimed 1 life and injured 1 person in central New York and northeast Pennsylvania.
Event Narrative Road flooding was reported on State Route 14 between Watkins Glen and Montour Falls. One lane is covered for about 100 feet.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 1.054B 0.00K
HARVARD DELAWARE CO. NY 09/07/2011 07:07 EST-5 Flood 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
WALTON DELAWARE CO. NY 09/07/2011 07:45 EST-5 Flood 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
SMITHBORO TIOGA CO. NY 09/07/2011 09:07 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
GLENCAIRN TIOGA CO. NY 09/07/2011 09:07 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
APALACHIN TIOGA CO. NY 09/07/2011 09:11 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 25.000M 0.00K
CONKLIN BROOME CO. NY 09/07/2011 09:30 EST-5 Flood 0 0 20.000M 0.00K
BINGHAMTON BROOME CO. NY 09/07/2011 09:31 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 20.000M 0.00K
SMITHVILLE CENTER CHENANGO CO. NY 09/07/2011 10:01 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 550.00K 0.00K
STRAITS CORNERS TIOGA CO. NY 09/07/2011 10:03 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 20.000M 0.00K
KINGS SETTLEMENT CHENANGO CO. NY 09/07/2011 10:12 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 23.00K 0.00K
GREENE CHENANGO CO. NY 09/07/2011 10:12 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
AFTON CHENANGO CO. NY 09/07/2011 10:12 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
NICHOLS TIOGA CO. NY 09/07/2011 10:14 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 8.000M 0.00K
OWEGO TIOGA CO. NY 09/07/2011 11:19 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 70.000M 0.00K
ENDICOTT BROOME CO. NY 09/07/2011 11:30 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 50.000M 0.00K
WEST NEWARK TIOGA CO. NY 09/07/2011 12:05 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 15.000M 0.00K
WEST ENDICOTT BROOME CO. NY 09/07/2011 12:22 EST-5 Flood 0 0 160.000M 0.00K
GLEN AUBREY BROOME CO. NY 09/07/2011 12:23 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
LITCHFIELD TIOGA CO. NY 09/07/2011 12:26 EST-5 Flood 0 0 16.000M 0.00K
BAINBRIDGE CHENANGO CO. NY 09/07/2011 13:39 EST-5 Flood 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
(ELM)ELMIRA ARPT CHEMUNG CO. NY 09/07/2011 14:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 1.000M 0.00K
MAINE BROOME CO. NY 09/07/2011 14:21 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 5.000M 0.00K
PARK TERRACE BROOME CO. NY 09/07/2011 14:23 EST-5 Flood 0 0 170.000M 0.00K
CASTLE CREEK BROOME CO. NY 09/07/2011 14:25 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.000M 0.00K
CASTLE CREEK BROOME CO. NY 09/07/2011 14:35 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.000M 0.00K
CHENANGO FALLS BROOME CO. NY 09/07/2011 14:41 EST-5 Flood 0 0 40.000M 0.00K
NORWICH CHENANGO CO. NY 09/07/2011 14:45 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 83.00K 0.00K
OTEGO OTSEGO CO. NY 09/07/2011 14:45 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
WILLET CORTLAND CO. NY 09/07/2011 14:55 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
UNADILLA OTSEGO CO. NY 09/07/2011 14:58 EST-5 Flood 0 0 58.000M 0.00K
PORT CRANE BROOME CO. NY 09/07/2011 15:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
LOUNSBERRY TIOGA CO. NY 09/07/2011 15:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.000M 0.00K
ENDICOTT TRI CTY ARP BROOME CO. NY 09/07/2011 15:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
ONEONTA OTSEGO CO. NY 09/07/2011 15:25 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
GREENE CHENANGO CO. NY 09/07/2011 15:35 EST-5 Flood 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
GREENE ARPT CHENANGO CO. NY 09/07/2011 15:51 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
WEDGEWOOD SCHUYLER CO. NY 09/07/2011 16:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
POLKVILLE CHENANGO CO. NY 09/07/2011 16:36 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
OWEGO TIOGA CO. NY 09/07/2011 16:54 EST-5 Flood 0 0 309.000M 0.00K
ROCKDALE CHENANGO CO. NY 09/07/2011 17:16 EST-5 Flood 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
ROME ONEIDA CO. NY 09/07/2011 17:30 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
ITHACA TOMPKINS CO. NY 09/07/2011 17:54 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
WHITNEY PT BROOME CO. NY 09/07/2011 18:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
ELLIS TOMPKINS CO. NY 09/07/2011 18:30 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 400.00K 0.00K
SHERBURNE CHENANGO CO. NY 09/07/2011 20:28 EST-5 Flood 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
UTICA ONEIDA CO. NY 09/07/2011 20:33 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 3.000M 0.00K
ONEIDA MADISON CO. NY 09/07/2011 22:01 EST-5 Flood 0 0 800.00K 0.00K
VESTAL BROOME CO. NY 09/07/2011 22:38 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 5.000M 0.00K
HALE EDDY DELAWARE CO. NY 09/07/2011 23:26 EST-5 Flood 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
DAMASCUS BROOME CO. NY 09/08/2011 00:30 EST-5 Flood 0 0 10.800M 0.00K
CALLICOON SULLIVAN CO. NY 09/08/2011 03:45 EST-5 Flood 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.054B 0.00K