Weekend rain has officials warning of flood concerns


WIND NAT THE WINDS
WHIPPING ALONG
THE WATER OF
LAKE CHAMPLAIN
MAKE IT FEEL
LIKE SOMETHING’S
BREWING. WAVES
CRASHING
BUT THE
POWERFUL
WAVES
CRASHING AT THE BASE OF
PERKINS PIER —
NOT ANYTHING
NEW FOR THIS
TIME OF THE
YEAR SAYS CAROLYN RITTER. RITTER — THIS IS
NOT A RARE
OCCASION
ANYMORE — WIND
GUSTS AT 30-40
MILES AN HOUR IN 2011 — THIS
SCENE WAS
UNDER WATER
FOR WEEKS —
WHEN LAKE
CHAMPLAIN’S WATER LEVEL HIT
A RECORD HIGH
103 POINT 5 FEET. RITTER — AND
YOU COULDN’T
EVEN GET DOWN
HERE — IT WAS
FLOODED UP TO
THE BOOTH — THE RESTAURANT
WAS FLOODED
AND WE’RE
LUCKY THAT WE
CAN STAND HERE
IT’S BEEN CLIMBING ALL
THIS WEEK TO
IT’S CURRENT
LEVEL AT JUST
OVER A HUNDRED
FEET. IT’S A FAR WAYS OFF FROM
103 — BUT
OFFICIALS ARE
SPREADING THE
WORD THAT THE
LAKE SHOULD HIT FLOOD STAGE BY
THIS WEEKEND
DUE TO
IMPENDING RAIN. ERICA
BORNEMANN —
DIRECTOR OF VT
EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT —
AND THERE’S A HIGH
PROBABILITY
THAT WE WILL
SEE IT CONTINUE
IN FLOOD STAGE
THROUGHOUT THE REST OF
APRIL AND INTO
MAY
GOV PHIL SCOTT
— AND
ADDITIONALLY WITH THE
REMAINING
SNOW AT HIGHER
ELEVATIONS —
HILLSIDE
COMMUNITIES IN CENTRAL AND
NORTHERN
AREAS COULD BE
SUSCEPTIBLE TO
FLASH FLOODING THE DIRECTOR
OF EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT
SAID TODAY THAT
THERE COULD BE
AN INCH OF RAIN IN OUR REGION
THROUGH THE
WEEKEND. BUT ALSO THAT
BANDS THAT ARE
SHIFTING FROM
NORTH TO SOUTH
COULD HAVE
SIGNIFICANT IMPACT. LIVE IN BTV — TG
— NBC 5 NEWS. A FLOOD
WARNING ALSO
IN EFFECT ON
THE NEW YORK
SIDE OF LAKE
CHAMPLAIN TONIGHT. ROUSES POINT
IS EXPECTED TO
BE IMPACTED THE
MOST BY THE RISING WATERS. HOWEVER– AS
THE NIGHT GOES
ON…THE WATER
LEVEL IS
EXPECTED TO
START DROPPING.

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