The Southern Tier is again finding itself cleaning up from some minor urban flooding following strong thunderstorms that brought heavy rain and even some hail to the region August 6.


Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file][/caption]Emergency Services officials reported few major problems although the storm brought down a utility pole and power lines in Newark Valley that interrupted electricity for a few dozen customers overnight.

One line of thunderstorms swept through parts of the area at around 2 p.m. August 6, dumping a brief period of heavy rain.  The more substantial storms hit in the late afternoon and around dinner time with strong winds, hail in northern parts of Broome and Tioga Counties and on-and-off heavy rain.

Officials warned there could be gravel and other debris across roads, especially in those areas under overpasses where water usually accumulates like on Nanticoke Avenue in Endicott and the Brandwine underpass and in Deposit but no major washouts or road damage was reported.

New York State Electric and Gas had expected power to be restored to over five dozen customers in Newark Valley by 5 a.m. August 7.  That was 12 hours after authorities in Tioga County were notified of a utility pole and power lines down in the Bailey Hollow area.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton is predicting more storms for today with the potential of strong winds and heavy rain. In the Hazardous Weather Outlook for August 7, NOAA said:

Scattered thunderstorms will develop this afternoon as a wave of low pressure sweeps through the area. A few storms may become severe with damaging winds, especially east of Interstate 81. Though the primary threat is for damaging winds. Isolated large hail, flash flooding, and a tornado cannot be ruled out.”

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