A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for extreme southwestern Chautauqua County until 9:30 PM. This cluster of showers and storms are producing heavy rain with up to 2 inches of rain fallen. Do not drive to flooded areas.
The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for... Southwestern Chautauqua County in western New York... * Until 930 PM EDT. * At 527 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 2 and 2.5 inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. 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... Clymer, Findley Lake, Mina, French Creek, Sherman and Panama. 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.