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Severe thunderstorm headed to Medina area

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 July 2019 at 1:34 pm

The National Weather Service in Buffalo said a severe thunderstorm is headed towards southwestern Orleans this afternoon.

The Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch from 1:25 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for northeastern Niagara County, northwestern Genesee County and southwestern Orleans – the Medina, Shelby and Ridgeway area.

A severe thunderstorm was located near Lockport at 1:25 p.m., moving east at 30 miles per hour. The storm could bring 70 mph winds and quarter-size hail.

The storm could cause considerable tree damage, and could also damage mobile homes, roofs and outbuildings, the Weather Service said.

“For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building,” the Weather Service said. “Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding.”

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