Monday, May 2, 2011

Shelter in St. Albans for flood victims

Lake Champlain on the rise - Overlooking St. Albans (VermontBeauty image)

It looks like help is on the way for those displaced by flooding in Saint Albans. The Burlington Free Press is reporting the town will be settin up shelter for displaced flood victims at the St. Albans Town Educational Center located at 169 South Main Street.

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Current ALERTS for Saint Albans, VT

Flood Warning

Date: 11:51 am EDT on May 2, 2011 Expires: 12:51 PM EDT on May 03, 2011

The Flood Warning continues for the Lake Champlain at Rouses Point. * At 11:00 am Monday the stage was 102.8 feet. * Flood stage is 100.0 feet. * Record flooding is occurring and will continue at record levels. * Forecast...Lake Champlain will continue rising to near 102.9 feet by Monday evening. Additional rises may be possible thereafter. * 102.5 feet...widespread severe flooding occurs. Numerous Lakeshore homes will be flooded. Local roads will be inundated. In Vermont...Route 36 in St. Albans and Route 129 in alburgh will flood.

Current ALERTS for Saint Albans, VT

Areal Flood Watch

Date: 3:20 PM EDT on May 2, 2011 Expires: 2:00 AM EDT on May 05, 2011

...Flood Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through late Wednesday night... The National Weather Service in Burlington has issued a * Flood Watch for all of northern New York and much of Vermont. * From Tuesday afternoon through late Wednesday night. * Steady rains will move from southwest to northeast across the north country Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday night. The rainfall will be heavy at times Tuesday night through Wednesday morning with total rainfall amounts in the one to two inch range. * While this event is not expected to produce heavy rain in a short amount of time...similar to the event last Tuesday...the high water across many areas of the north country will be impacted by the longer duration rains. River and lake levels will rise Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday night and Lake Champlain will still remain well above flood stage. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Here's to hoping everyone stays safe and dry.

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