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07/11/2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Update: Flash Flood Watch issued July 10 at 8:00PM EDT until July 11 at 12:00PM EDT by NWS Albany NY

Areas Affected: Eastern Columbia; Northern Litchfield; Western Dutchess; Northern Berkshire; Southern Berkshire; Western Ulster; Western Columbia; Western Greene; Eastern Dutchess; Eastern Ulster; Southern Litchfield; Eastern Greene

The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of northwestern Connecticut...western Massachusetts and east central New York, including the following areas, in northwestern Connecticut, Northern Litchfield and Southern Litchfield. In western Massachusetts, Northern Berkshire and Southern Berkshire. In east central New York, Eastern Columbia, Eastern Dutchess, Eastern Greene, Eastern Ulster, Western Columbia, Western Dutchess, Western Greene and Western Ulster. * Through Saturday morning * Tropical low pressure moving northward along the New Jersey coast will bring periods of showers to the region tonight into Saturday morning. Rainfall rates may reach up to one inch per hour. * Heavy rainfall falling in a short period of time will allow for potential flooding of poor drainage and low lying areas. Localized flash flooding will also be possible, especially in urban areas.

07/10/2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Update: Flash Flood Watch issued July 10 at 2:57PM EDT until July 11 at 12:00PM EDT by NWS Albany NY

Areas Affected: Eastern Columbia; Northern Litchfield; Western Dutchess; Northern Berkshire; Southern Berkshire; Western Ulster; Western Columbia; Western Greene; Eastern Dutchess; Eastern Ulster; Southern Litchfield; Eastern Greene

The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of northwestern Connecticut...western Massachusetts and east central New York, including the following areas, in northwestern Connecticut, Northern Litchfield and Southern Litchfield. In western Massachusetts, Northern Berkshire and Southern Berkshire. In east central New York, Eastern Columbia, Eastern Dutchess, Eastern Greene, Eastern Ulster, Western Columbia, Western Dutchess, Western Greene and Western Ulster. * Through Saturday morning * Tropical low pressure moving northward along the New Jersey coast will bring periods of showers to the region this afternoon into Saturday morning. Rainfall rates may reach up to one inch per hour. * Heavy rainfall falling in a short period of time will allow for potential flooding of poor drainage and low lying areas. Localized flash flooding will also be possible, especially in urban areas.

07/10/2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Update: Flash Flood Watch issued July 10 at 1:30AM EDT until July 11 at 12:00PM EDT by NWS Albany NY

Areas Affected: Eastern Columbia; Northern Litchfield; Western Dutchess; Northern Berkshire; Southern Berkshire; Western Ulster; Western Columbia; Western Greene; Eastern Dutchess; Eastern Ulster; Southern Litchfield; Eastern Greene

The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of northwestern Connecticut...western Massachusetts and east central New York, including the following areas, in northwestern Connecticut, Northern Litchfield and Southern Litchfield. In western Massachusetts, Northern Berkshire and Southern Berkshire. In east central New York, Eastern Columbia, Eastern Dutchess, Eastern Greene, Eastern Ulster, Western Columbia, Western Dutchess, Western Greene and Western Ulster. * From Noon EDT today through Saturday morning * Tropical low pressure moving up the mid Atlantic coastline will bring periods of showers to the region Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. Rainfall rates may reach up to one inch per hour. * Heavy rainfall falling in a short period of time will allow for potential flooding of poor drainage and low lying areas. Flash flooding will be possible in urban areas as well.

07/10/2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Update: Flash Flood Watch issued July 9 at 9:37PM EDT until July 11 at 12:00PM EDT by NWS Albany NY

Areas Affected: Eastern Columbia; Northern Litchfield; Western Dutchess; Northern Berkshire; Southern Berkshire; Western Ulster; Western Columbia; Western Greene; Eastern Dutchess; Eastern Ulster; Southern Litchfield; Eastern Greene

The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of northwestern Connecticut...western Massachusetts and east central New York, including the following areas, in northwestern Connecticut, Northern Litchfield and Southern Litchfield. In western Massachusetts, Northern Berkshire and Southern Berkshire. In east central New York, Eastern Columbia, Eastern Dutchess, Eastern Greene, Eastern Ulster, Western Columbia, Western Dutchess, Western Greene and Western Ulster. * From Friday afternoon through Saturday morning * Tropical low pressure moving up the mid Atlantic coastline will bring periods of showers to the region Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. Rainfall rates may reach up to one inch per hour. * Heavy rainfall falling in a short duration of time will allow for potential flooding of poor drainage and low lying areas. Flash flooding will be possible in urban areas as well.

07/09/2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Flash Flood Watch issued July 9 at 3:58PM EDT until July 11 at 12:00PM EDT by NWS Albany NY

Areas Affected: Eastern Columbia; Northern Litchfield; Western Dutchess; Northern Berkshire; Southern Berkshire; Western Ulster; Western Columbia; Western Greene; Eastern Dutchess; Eastern Ulster; Southern Litchfield; Eastern Greene

The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of northwestern Connecticut... western Massachusetts and east central New York, including the following areas, in northwestern Connecticut, Northern Litchfield and Southern Litchfield. In western Massachusetts, Northern Berkshire and Southern Berkshire. In east central New York, Eastern Columbia, Eastern Dutchess, Eastern Greene, Eastern Ulster, Western Columbia, Western Dutchess, Western Greene and Western Ulster. * From Friday afternoon through Saturday morning * Tropical low pressure moving up the mid Atlantic coastline will bring periods of showers to the region Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. Rainfall rates may reach up to one inch per hour. * Heavy rainfall falling in a short duration of time will allow for potential flooding of poor drainage and low lying areas. Flash flooding will be possible in urban areas as well.

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07/09/2020

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07/09/2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Special Weather Statement issued July 9 at 2:42AM EDT by NWS Albany NY

Areas Affected: Eastern Schenectady; Northern Litchfield; Western Dutchess; Northern Berkshire; Eastern Rensselaer; Northern Washington; Eastern Albany; Northern Saratoga; Southern Berkshire; Western Rensselaer; Northern Warren; Eastern Ulster; Southern Litchfield; Eastern Greene; Bennington; Eastern Windham; Eastern Columbia; Southeast Warren; Southern Saratoga; Western Columbia; Eastern Dutchess

Motorists should exercise caution if traveling overnight as patchy dense fog is expanding across the region and is quickly reducing visibilities. Local airports show visibilities have dropped to as a low as one quarter mile. Drive slowly as visibilities can deteriorate quickly over a short distance. Patchy dense fog should burn off early this morning.

07/08/2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Special Weather Statement issued July 8 at 4:26PM EDT by NWS Albany NY

Areas Affected: Southern Saratoga; Northern Berkshire; Eastern Rensselaer; Eastern Albany; Western Rensselaer; Bennington

At 425 PM EDT, strong thunderstorms were clustered near Grafton, or 7 miles east of Troy, moving east at 20 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph and pea size hail are possible with these storms. Locations impacted include... Albany, Troy, Clifton Park, Cohoes, North Adams, Watervliet, Rensselaer, Colonie, Mechanicville, Latham, Adams, Williamstown, Menands, Pownal, Cheshire, Stephentown, Green Island, Grafton, Waterford and Berlin. This includes the following highways... Interstate 90 between exits 9 and 2. Interstate 87 near exit 23, between exits 4 and 7, and between exits 8A and 9. Interstate 787 between exits 1 and 9. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

07/01/2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Flood Advisory issued July 1 at 5:06PM EDT until July 1 at 7:00PM EDT by NWS Albany NY

Areas Affected: Berkshire, MA

The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a * Flood Advisory for... Central Berkshire County in western Massachusetts... * Until 700 PM EDT. * At 506 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. Between 1 and 2 inches of rain have fallen across a portion of this area. Urban flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas is likely. Some locations that will experience flooding include... Pittsfield, Lee, Lenox, Housatonic, Dalton, Hinsdale, Stockbridge, Washington, Tyringham, Lenox Station, Lenox Dale, New Lenox, Eastover, Leisure Lee, East Lee, The Center At Lenox, Lenox House Country Shops, Wheatleigh, Yankee Orchards and Lakewood. Additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is possible over portions of the area.

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

07/01/2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Special Weather Statement issued July 1 at 4:46PM EDT by NWS Albany NY

Areas Affected: Northern Berkshire

At 445 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located over New Ashford, or 8 miles southwest of North Adams, moving south at 15 mph. Winds up to 35 mph and half inch hail are possible with this storm. Rainfall rates of over an inch per hour will result in street flooding and ponding of water in poor drainage and low lying areas. Locations impacted include... Pittsfield, Adams, Cheshire, Hancock, Savoy, New Ashford, Berkshire, Dalton, Lanesborough, Hinsdale, Windsor, Peru, Soldiers Memorial Field, North Hancock, Cheshire Harbor, Arnoldville, Town Crest Village, Lakeview Terrace, Maple Grove and The Boulders. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

07/01/2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Special Weather Statement issued July 1 at 4:44PM EDT by NWS Albany NY

Areas Affected: Northern Berkshire; Bennington

At 442 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located over Stamford, or near North Adams, moving south at 15 mph. Winds up to 35 mph and pea size hail are possible with this storm. Rainfall rates over an inch per hour will result in street flooding and ponding of water in poor drainage areas. Locations impacted include... North Adams, Adams, Williamstown, Stamford, Readsboro, Florida, Woodford, Searsburg, Hairpin Turn, Greylock, Readsboro Falls, Eastern Summit, Braytonville, Zylonite, Woodford State Park, Heartwellville, Meadowvale, Whitcomb Summit, Noel Field and Medburyville. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

07/01/2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Flood Advisory issued July 1 at 4:24PM EDT until July 1 at 6:15PM EDT by NWS Albany NY

Areas Affected: Berkshire, MA

The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a * Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for... North Central Berkshire County in western Massachusetts... * Until 615 PM EDT. * At 424 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause urban flooding of poor drainage and low lying areas Some locations that will experience flooding include... North Adams, Adams, Williamstown, Noel Field, Zylonite, Braytonville, Brayton Hill, Renfrew, Greylock, East Renfrew, Blackinton, Maple Grove, Bowens Corners, Briggsville, West Summit, Houghtonville and Meadowvale. Additional heavy rainfall is expected over the area. This additional rain will result in minor flooding.

07/01/2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Special Weather Statement issued July 1 at 3:59PM EDT by NWS Albany NY

Areas Affected: Northern Berkshire

At 358 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located near Florida, or near North Adams, moving south at 20 mph. Winds up to 35 mph and pea size hail are possible with this storm. Rainfall rates will be around an inch per hour with this storm. Locations impacted include... North Adams, Adams, Cheshire, Florida, Savoy, Dalton, Hinsdale, Windsor, Peru, Hairpin Turn, Soldiers Memorial Field, Cheshire Harbor, Arnoldville, Town Crest Village, Maple Grove, Eastern Summit, Braytonville, Zylonite, Bowens Corners and Whitcomb Summit. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
07/01/2020

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Effective Wednesday, July 1, all travelers arriving to Massachusetts, including residents returning home, are instructed to self-quarantine for 14-days. This guidance does not apply to travelers from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York or New Jersey. Additionally, workers designated by the federal government as essential critical infrastructure workers are also exempt from this directive.

Travelers who are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 are instructed to not travel to Massachusetts.

All visitors and residents of Massachusetts are also reminded that the use of masks or face coverings in public places where individuals cannot socially distance from others remains required.

These new guidelines replace previously announced Massachusetts travel guidance.

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06/29/2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Special Weather Statement issued June 29 at 3:19PM EDT by NWS Albany NY

Areas Affected: Northern Berkshire; Eastern Rensselaer; Southern Berkshire; Eastern Columbia

At 318 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located over New Lebanon, or near Pittsfield, moving south at 20 mph. Winds in excess of 30 mph and pea size hail are possible with this storm. Locations impacted include... Pittsfield, Lee, Lenox, New Lebanon, Hancock, Stockbridge, Canaan, Richmond, West Stockbridge, Barkerville, Glendale, Lenox Dale, The Center At Lenox, Stearnsville, Carey Corner, West Pittsfield, New Lebanon Center, West Stockbridge Center, Victory Hill and Leisure Lee. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

06/28/2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Special Weather Statement issued June 28 at 5:10PM EDT by NWS Albany NY

Areas Affected: Northern Berkshire; Southern Berkshire

At 509 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located near Pittsfield, moving northeast at 30 mph. Wind gusts up to 50 mph are possible with this storm. Locations impacted include... Pittsfield, North Adams, Adams, Williamstown, Lenox, Cheshire, Florida, Hancock, Savoy, New Ashford, Berkshire, Dalton, Lanesborough, Hinsdale, Windsor, Peru, Hairpin Turn, Barkerville, Greylock and Soldiers Memorial Field. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may cause localized ponding of water on roads. Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

06/28/2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Special Weather Statement issued June 28 at 4:45PM EDT by NWS Albany NY

Areas Affected: Northern Berkshire; Eastern Rensselaer; Eastern Columbia

At 445 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located over Stephentown, or 9 miles east of Nassau, moving northeast at 35 mph. Wind gusts up to 50 mph are possible with this storm. Locations impacted include... Pittsfield, Cheshire, Stephentown, New Lebanon, Hancock, New Ashford, Berkshire, Lanesborough, Canaan, East Nassau, Garfield, North Stephentown, West Stephentown, North Hancock, Hoag Corners, Rayville, Riders Mills, Town Crest Village, Lakeview Terrace and Center Berlin. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may cause localized ponding of water on roads.

06/28/2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Special Weather Statement issued June 28 at 4:11PM EDT by NWS Albany NY

Areas Affected: Northern Berkshire; Southern Berkshire

At 411 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located over Lenox, or near Pittsfield, moving east at 15 mph. Winds in excess of 40 mph and pea size hail are possible with this storm. Locations impacted include... Pittsfield, Lee, Lenox, Dalton, Richmond, West Stockbridge, Barkerville, Mahkeenac Heights, Tanglewood, New Lenox, Lenox Dale, The Center At Lenox, Adams Junction, Yankee Orchards, Stearnsville, Carey Corner, Mahkeenac Terrace, Tanglewood Performing Arts Center, Interlaken and West Pittsfield.

06/28/2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued June 28 at 1:34PM EDT until June 28 at 8:00PM EDT by NWS Albany NY

Areas Affected: Berkshire, MA; Schoharie, NY; Ulster, NY; Greene, NY; Rensselaer, NY; Litchfield, CT; Columbia, NY; Albany, NY; Dutchess, NY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 312 IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN CONNECTICUT THIS WATCH INCLUDES 1 COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN CONNECTICUT LITCHFIELD IN MASSACHUSETTS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 1 COUNTY IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS BERKSHIRE IN NEW YORK THIS WATCH INCLUDES 7 COUNTIES IN EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK ALBANY COLUMBIA DUTCHESS GREENE RENSSELAER SCHOHARIE ULSTER THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALBANY, ARLINGTON, ATHENS, BEACON, BREAKABEEN, CAIRO, CATSKILL, COBLESKILL, COXSACKIE, DALTON, FLORIDA, GILBOA, HANCOCK, JEFFERSON, JEFFERSON HEIGHTS, KINGSTON, LIVINGSTONVILLE, MIDDLEBURGH, NEW LEBANON, NEW PALTZ, NORTH ADAMS, NORTH BLENHEIM, PITTSFIELD, POUGHKEEPSIE, TORRINGTON, AND TROY.

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