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Wappingers Falls To See Some Flooding After Creek Overflows

Wappinger Creek, shown at Red Oak Mills at high flow, is expected to breach its banks on Thursday, Feb. 25, due to heavy rains from Wednesday's storms. Minor flooding is expected in Wappingers Falls, the National Weather Service says.
Wappinger Creek, shown at Red Oak Mills at high flow, is expected to breach its banks on Thursday, Feb. 25, due to heavy rains from Wednesday's storms. Minor flooding is expected in Wappingers Falls, the National Weather Service says. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Wappingers Falls area after Wednesday’s torrential rains filled local creeks and streams to the brim.

Wappinger Creek was at a level of 8.2 feet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, and the flood stage is 8 feet, the weather service said.

The waterway is expected to rise to about 8.5 feet by 7 p.m. Thursday and minor flooding is anticipated.

The owners of nearby homes and businesses should be wary, the weather service said.

The waters are expected to fall back below the flood stage by 2 a.m. Friday (Feb. 26) morning.

The 42-mile-long creek runs from Thompson Pond to the Hudson River and has the largest watershed in Dutchess County, according to Wikipedia.

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