The National Weather Service in Burlington has issued a flood warning for Lake Champlain at Rouses Point, expecting the Lake level to rise to 100.1 feet by Friday evening. At this stage, water will begin to threaten low lying roads, piers, and docks. Along with forecasted wind, the wave action can compound flooding on windward facing shorelines. There are concerns that this weather event will threaten the Burlington waterfront at Perkins Pier and the King Street Ferry dock, and affect other low-lying properties in the region.
A safety reminder: If you live or travel near streams and rivers seek higher ground immediately at first signs of rising water. Obey all road closure signs, they are there for your safety. Do not attempt to drive through flooded areas, most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Turn around, don't drown!
For more information, please review the press release by the National Weather Service here: http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=VTZ005&warncounty=VTC007&firewxzone=VTZ005&local_place1=Burlington%20VT&product1=Flood+Warning&lat=44.4881&lon=-73.2262#.WPpHZ1Pyt3I