Saturday, 23 September, 2017

Air quality, severe thunderstorm and flash flood alert issued for area

LIVE BLOG Flash Flood Warning issued for several areas in central Indiana expect another round of storms LIVE BLOG Flash Flood Warning issued for several areas in central Indiana expect another round of storms
Mae Harvey | 14 July, 2017, 00:45

This is the third warning for Livingston County. Affected areas include Lima, Beaverdam, Bluffton, Cairo, Columbus Grove, Elida, Gilboa, Harrod, Hume, Ottawa, Pandora, Vaughnsville and Westminster.

At Toledo Express Airport, a cluster of thunderstorms dropped 1.47 inches between 4 and 7 a.m. Wednesday. Storms associated with it could produce excessive rainfall.

The Ottawa River near Kalida crested at 18.7 feet Wednesday morning, just short of the minor flood stage. A Flash Flood Watch was issued for the rest of Western New York until 5 p.m.

Up to six inches of rain fell in Lake County, Illinois while areas of suburban Chicago saw at least four inches.

A local state of emergency was declared Wednesday afternoon in Racine County, Wisconsin, after a dozen roads were closed because of flooding. South central Rowan County in the Piedmont of North Carolina.* Until 100 AM EDT* At 1059 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. The agency said flooding led to a temporary track closure and no alternate transportation was available at the time. Flash flooding is expected to follow.

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Roads were flooded from Cheektowaga to Cortland.

Flash flooding of urban areas, particularly viaducts and underpasses, will be possible.

Several rounds of thunderstorms with heavy rain are possible this morning into the afternoon hours.

The watch is in effect for Livingston, Wyoming, Genesee, Ontario, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Wayne, northern Cayuga, northern and southern Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. The NWS said affected by flooding are Lackawanna, West Seneca, Hamburg, East Aurora, Warsaw, Varysburg, Geneseo and Dansville.

If you live in one of these areas, monitor conditions and be ready to seek higher ground if warnings are issued.

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