Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on January 10, 2020
We have two weather watches in effect for Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties this weekend.
First, there is a Flash Flood Watch posted for tomorrow afternoon through Sunday afternoon.
Periods of rain will develop across the region becoming widespread and heavy late tomorrow. Rainfall totals could reach 2 ½ inches.
The heavy rain falling on nearly saturated ground will result in excessive runoff.
There is also a High Wind Watch in effect from late tomorrow night through Sunday afternoon.
Southwest winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts up to 60 are possible.
Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines.
Scattered power outages are possible.
There is a new chair of the Genesee County Legislature.
She is Shelly Stein from LeRoy.
Stein tells WBTA she’s prepared to tackle a number of issues coming out of Albany that could negatively impact Genesee County
Batavia’s Marianne Clattenburg was sworn in as vice-chair of the legislature.
A Batavia woman and her father will serve no jail time for welfare fraud.
28 year old Tanyana Williams and her father, Roy Bell Senior, pleaded guilty to defrauding Social Services out of 12-hundred and 50 dollars in day care subsidies.
Both accepted a guilty plea to a charge of conspiracy and received a one year conditional discharge.
Flu season is in full-swing and New Yorkers are continuing to feel the impact. The Department of Health says there were over 10-thousand confirmed cases of the virus during the week ending January 4th, a nine-percent increase from the week before. Nearly two-thousand people were also hospitalized due to complications from the flu.