BULLETIN: FLASH FLOOD WARNING for Central Allegany County

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WEATHER BULLETIN: An unexpected FLASH FLOOD WARNING has been issued for all of Central Allegany County until 8:15PM tonight

The US National Weather Service Buffalo NY (NWS) reports that as of 4:08PM, Doppler radar is indicating thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area.

Between one and two-and-a-half inches of rain has fallen, with additional rainfall amounts of 0.5 to 1.5 inches being possible in the warned area, according to the NWS.

Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly, it reports.

HAZARD…Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.

SOURCE...Radar.

IMPACT…Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage and low-lying areas.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include … Wellsville, Belfast, Friendship, Scio, Belmont, Angelica, West Almond, Birdsall, Knight Creek, Short Tract, Stannards and Fillmore.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN when encountering flooded roads. most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an alternate route, NWS warns.

Further information is available at www.weather.gov/buf for the NWS Buffalo forecast region, www.weather.gov/bgm for Steuben and counties to the east, and www.weather.gov/ctp for adjoining Pennsylvania counties.

Progression of storms can be tracked interactively via a zoomable NWS Doppler radar site at https://bit.ly/3xyTULH.
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