Severe Weather Hits the Twin Tiers

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(18 NEWS) — Severe weather caused flooding all across our region Tuesday evening. Elmira Firefighters received several calls for help as a result of the storm. One involved this car stuck in several feet of water under the railroad overpass.

No rescue was needed. Fire officials told us when they arrived no one was still inside the car. The fire department also received calls about arcking wires and an electrical transformer being hit by lighting on Maple Avenue.

Steuben County Emergency Director Tim Marshall says the storm produced mostly tree damage there. This tree that snapped on Beartown Road in Gang Mills fortunately fell away from the nearby house and on to a power line. There were scattered reports of trees down across Steuben County. Heavy rain that fell in the Bath area left about eight inches of standing water in this shopping center parking lot I-86. 

Marshall says most of the flooding in Steuben County was in the Wayland Area. The national weather service sent a bulletin saying there was a tornado producing storm over the town of Howard, however Marhsall says that was unconfirmed. 

Power outages were not a big problem. 

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