posted on February 28, 2011 09:03
Genesee County and most of Western New York, is under a Flood Watch this morning.
Moderate to heavy rain was falling across the entire region. This rain will continue through about 8am and then taper off to light rain and drizzle for the rest of the morning.
Rainfall will total close to an inch. This will combine with runoff from rapidly melting snow from temperatures well up into the 40s.
Fire officials in Livingston County continue investigating a fatal fire in Mount Morris, which killed a 14-month old child. Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the blaze, which broke out Friday afternoon at a home on Lake Street.
A woman and another child escaped but the baby was trapped inside. Firefighters eventually were able to get to the child who later died at the hospital.
Batavia City Council was originally scheduled to meet tonight, but the meeting was re-scheduled for tomorrow night.
The council is due to act on the new city budget and increases in water rates and fees.
The budget will result in a 1.4 percent increase in taxes or about $11 a year more for the average city homeowner.
The water rate and fee increases adds another $13 a year to the average water customer.
The meeting tomorrow night begins at 7pm at City Hall.
Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on providers of major web sites to secure their web addresses because of increased cases of hacking into network connections at coffee houses and bookstores. Schumer says hacking into a computer at a coffee house or other unsecured web location is like, quote, "leaving the keys to your house in the front door."