Flash flood watch issued for Chenango, Delaware and Otsego

Tammy Harvey
July 14, 2017

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Emergency until 11 a.m.in Lake and northeastern McHenry counties, calling it "an extremely unsafe situation".

The National Weather Service says that many areas already received one to two inches of rain on Thursday.

Periods of heavy rain will be possible tonight into early Thursday. Affected areas include Lima, Beaverdam, Bluffton, Cairo, Columbus Grove, Elida, Gilboa, Harrod, Hume, Ottawa, Pandora, Vaughnsville and Westminster.

Amtrak suspended Hiawatha Service between Chicago and Milwaukee just before 8 a.m. due to flooding.

More than 10,000 customers were without power in Racine County, In Kenosha County over 2,000 were without power and another 1,000 in Walworth County.

According to Iowa County authorities, the tornado touched down about a mile north of Williamsburg a little before 6 p.m. Tuesday, moving northeast towards Conroy.

Flash flood watch in effect

As much as 3 to 5 inches of rain could fall in localized areas during that time, forecasters said, which would cause flash flooding of streams, low-lying areas, and poor-drainage locations especially in cities.

Also included in the warning is northern Wyoming, Monroe, Genesee, west-central Ontario, southern Orleans, northeastern Erie, and Niagara counties.

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect until 2 this afternoon. Turn around, don't drown! Many areas will see more than an inch of rain through this evening, leading to isolated areas of flooding.

The watch had been scheduled to expire at 11 a.m. These rains and flooding situation triggered by the rainfall continues till September.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.


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