Buffalo residents urged to prepare for flooding

Nov 23, 2014 10:20 AM by News Staff

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The mayor of Buffalo says the city is making significant progress clearing snow-clogged streets even as a flooding threat looms.

Mayor Byron Brown says Sunday a ban on driving will continue in hard-hit South Buffalo as hundreds of dump trucks, loaders and other snow removing equipment continue to work around the clock.

Temperatures in the Buffalo area rose into the 40s Sunday, raising fears of flooding in a region that is still digging out of more than 7 feet of snow. A flood warning from the National Weather Service is in effect until Monday afternoon.

City officials say residents should prepare for the possibility of flooded basements in the coming days.

The state already is moving stockpiles of pumps, sand bags and other flood provisions into the region.

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