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Lakeshore Flood Warning
Issued: 1:40 AM EST Nov. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Lakeshore Flood Warning remains in effect from 5 am early this
morning to 1 am EST Monday...

* locations... Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, and Wayne counties.

* Lake Shore flooding... very strong northwest winds will develop
behind a cold front and continue through Sunday into Sunday
night. The strong winds and building waves will combine with
above normal lake levels to increase shoreline erosion.

* Timing... from early this morning through overnight tonight.

* Impacts... a significant increase in shoreline erosion,
especially in areas where the Lakeshore is unstable following
the erosion from earlier in the year. Some minor Lakeshore
flooding is possible in bays and inlets.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Lakeshore Flood Warning means Lakeshore flooding is occurring,
is imminent, or is expected to occur. People in the warning area
should take immediate action to protect life and property. Listen
to local radio... television... or NOAA Weather Radio for further

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