NWS: Flash Flood Watch Noon to Midnight

We asked Village Trustees and Municipal Manager Phil Swanson
what the best source of immediate information will be if
we get into an emergency situation with regard to flooding.
We were told last night that should a road wash-out or
there be some other emergency, news of it will be posted
to a Twitter feed for Town of Woodstock "@woodstockvtgov" 
Woodstock Police "@woodstockpolice" or the Woodstock 
Police Facebook page. Eventually, the Town of Woodstock
website should be update-able by municipal employees but
is not at this time by anyone other than the webmaster.

Of course, Woodstock Early Bird always tries to get you
info, but it is always good to know some other direct
sources of official information.  

You can always have your questions answered by
an Emergency Services dispatcher
via a non-emergency telephone number: 802-457-1420. 
Understand they are may be extremely busy and have to ask
you to wait if your call is not regarding an imminent 
threat. 

From the National Weather Service: 

444 AM EDT WED JUL 10 2013

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS OF NEW YORK...THE ENTIRE CHAMPLAIN
  VALLEY...AND THE REMAINDER OF VERMONT.

* FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.

* NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
  DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS AS A SURFACE FRONT
  APPROACHES THE AREA. STORMS WILL LIKELY DEVELOP OVER THE
  NORTHERN ADIRONDACKS BY EARLY AFTERNOON AND MOVE NORTHEAST AS
  WELL AS INCREASE IN AREAL COVERAGE ACROSS VERMONT THROUGH THE
  REMAINDER OF THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. THE STORMS WILL BE
  RELATIVELY SLOW MOVING AND WITH ABUNDANT MOISTURE IN THE
  ATMOSPHERE...VERY HEAVY DOWNPOURS PRODUCING FLASH FLOODING WILL
  BE POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS FROM ANY FLASH FLOODING WILL BE WASHED OUT OR FLOODED
  ROADS...FIELD FLOODING...RAPID RISES AND OR FLOODING ON SMALLER
  RIVERS AND STREAMS...FLOODED CULVERTS AND BASEMENTS...AND A
  THREAT TO PERSONAL SAFETY IF YOU GET TOO CLOSE TO FLOODED AREAS.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks for your work in keeping us up-to-date on safety issues such as flooding!

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  2. Posted by sally on July 10, 2013 at 13:23

    How do we find out if we aren’t on twitter?

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    • If you need assistance you can call Woodstock Emergency Services Dispatch. Various media always do their best to provide you with updated news as warranted. You find out the way you have always found out! WEB

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  3. Posted by Bob Pear on July 10, 2013 at 16:31

    We could do better on emergency notification, (both Town & Village). Hartford has a system called CodeRed, go to link:

    http://www.thevermontstandard.com/2013/02/quechee-orders-the-codered-service/

    Claremont, NH also has it. Apparently, it is not that expensive to implement. Seems like we would have something like this in place after Irene………

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