Strong storms cause flooding in Southern Tier

Sep 18, 2016

Severe thunderstorms swept through Western New York Saturday night. The Southern Tier counties were particularly hard hit by strong winds and heavy rains. A tornado warning was issued for parts of Cattaraugus County. But so far, the National Weather Service says there is no evidence of an actual tornado touching down.

Meteorologist Shawn Smith says some three to four inches of rain fell in the hardest hit parts of Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties, prompting the issuance of flood warnings during the overnight hours.

There were reports two people had to be rescued from a camper on County Road 20 in Cuba while some homes in the village were evacuated.

Flood waters have receded and the remaining warnings were allowed to expire. The Southern Tier could see additional showers and thunderstorms later today.