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Flash flood concerns

By WBFO Newsroom

Buffalo, NY – A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 345 PM EDT FOR SOUTHERN ERIE COUNTY, EXTREME NORTHWESTERN CATTARAUGUS COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK... EXTREME NORTHEASTERN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK... SOUTHWESTERN ERIE COUNTY IN WESTERN NEW YORK.

AT 148 PM EDT...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED NUMEROUS ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO FLASH FLOODING IN AND AROUND NORTH COLLINS. RADAR ESTIMATES OVER THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN NORTH COLLINS. WHILE THE HEAVIEST RAIN HAS ENDED...THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE TO DEVELOP IN THE AREA...WITH SOME ADDITIONAL RAINFALL POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO EDEN... COLLINS...AND FARNHAM.

AT 1259 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING FLASH FLOODING OVER THE WARNED AREA. RADAR ESTIMATES THAT UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN NORTH COLLINS. WITH THE CELL NEARLY STATIONARY...AN ADDITIONAL INCH OR MORE OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE. MAJOR FLASH FLOODING IN AND AROUND NORTH COLLINS IS LIKELY.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO DERBY...BOSTON...LAKE ERIE BEACH...EDEN...AND ANGOLA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...COUNTRY ROADS...AS WELL AS FARMLAND ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.