Flash Flood Warning in effect until 1:45 p.m. today

Staff Reports Posted 13 July 2017 at 10:20 am

The National Weather Service in Buffalo says that thunderstorms are producing heavy rains, with flash flooding expected to begin soon.

The Flash Flood Warning includes southern Orleans County, Niagara County, Genesee County, northern Wyoming County, northeastern Erie County, northern Livingston County and west central Ontario County.

The warning is in effect today from 9:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

The flash flooding could hit the Thruway between exits 53 and 46 and Interstate 390 between exits 8 and 12.

If driving and encountering a flash flood, the Weather Service recommends drivers turn around, and don`t drown. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

“Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely,” the Weather Service said.

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