Weather Alert

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.

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