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FLOOD WATCH Through Friday Morning - Strong Wind Gusts on Thursday

Runoff from the combination of today and tonight's additional rainfall and mountain snow melt could become sufficient to produce flooding of small streams and creeks as well minor flooding of some main stem rivers into Friday morning.  Typical urban and poor drainage flooding will also be possible during periods of heavier rainfall.  Strong wind gusts will develop in the wake of the rain on Thursday, with gusts from 40-50 mph possible during the afternoon


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Roads in Finger Lakes region closed by flooding

PENN YAN, N.Y. (AP) -- A state of emergency has been declared in parts of a county in the Finger Lakes region after flash flooding caused by heavy rains forced evacuations and closed roads.

Yates County officials declared the emergency Wednesday after severe thunderstorms dumped at least five inches of rain late Tuesday and early Wednesday morning.

One of the hardest-hit areas is the village of Penn Yan, on the northern end of Keuka Lake 45 miles southeast of Rochester.

Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike says around two dozen roads are closed because of flooding and 12 people are at a temporary shelter in a Penn Yan school.

Spike says there have been no injuries or emergency medical calls.

Heavy rains Tuesday also caused flooding in parts of western New York south of Buffalo.

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