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FLOOD WATCH Through Friday Morning - Strong Wind Gusts Likely Christmas Day

Additional runoff from melting snow and one final round of steady heavier rainfall, due to move across the region from west to east between 3am and 8am, could become sufficient to produce flooding of small streams and creeks as well minor flooding of some main stem rivers into Friday morning.  Urban and poor drainage flooding will also be possible between 3am and 8am as the final round of rain moves through.  Strong westerly wind gusts will develop in the wake of the rain on Christmas Day, with gusts from 40-50 mph possible during the afternoon.

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The Bottom Line: Utility Bill Phone Scam

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 10:17 PM EDT

ROTTERDAM -- Police are warning residents about a new type of scam that's using National Grid's company name.


A Bottom Line Alert from Rotterdam Police, who are now investigating the scam.


They say a business in the town received a phone call from someone claiming to be an employee of National Grid, and that person told the business it hadn't paid for a new electric meter so their power was set to be turned off.
 
To stop that from happening, the caller said the business owner could buy MoneyPak debit cards at a local store, and then turn over the code numbers on the back of the cards so the supposed employee could retrieve the money.
 
Bottom Line:  Police say this is a scam - so if you receive such a phone call, do not send any money or give out any information.

The Bottom Line: Utility Bill Phone Scam


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