Severe Weather Hits Area Bringing Down Trees and Power For Many

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 6, 2010 at 9:44 PM EDT

By WKBW Programming


Severe Weather Hits Area Bringing Down Trees and Power For Many

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 6, 2010 at 9:44 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) Severe storms, flash flood advisories, and tornado watches were posted for portions of WNY and Northern Pennsylvania Sunday morning, where up to 2 inches of rain has been reported.

The most severe weather impacted Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties in WNY and McKean and Warren Counties in PA.

Two roofs were torn off, and a third roof damaged by a tree at Ellicott Shores Apartment Building were reported in Celoron near Jamestown. There were no injuries reported as the buildings were evacuated.
After looking over the damage today, the NWS says it was damage caused by straight line winds by a severe thunderstorm and not a tornado.

Scattered power outages are impacting National Grid customers from the Southern Tier to Lake Ontario. The largest outage was reported near the Lake Ontario shoreline east of Jones Beach near Routes 32, 24, 18 and 104. For a link to the power outage map in your area, go to "News Links" at

A Flood Advisory was posted for Erie County after heavy rain soaked the region overnight. Flooding and standing water closed a portion of Union Road between Duke and Walden Sunday morning. Sunday morning traffic on parts of Route 33 in Cheektowaga were also slow with ponding and standing water. Areas of Depew also had significant rain. Portions of Route 5 in Lackawanna had dangerous ponding conditions before waters flowed through storm drains. The "S" curves on Delaware Avenue near Delaware Park were also impacted by the heavy rains.

"Zoom Radar" on tracked the heaviest rains from Southern Orleans County, Genesee County, to Southeastern Erie County into Wyoming County.

Strong winds were felt all morning along the Lake Erie shoreline as the cold front moved into our area. Wind gusts up to 45 MPH were predicted for the morning, but expected to diminish throughout the day.

Marine Warnings, including a Tornado Watch were posted for Lake Erie from Ripley to Buffalo. Now that the most severe weather has passed, boaters are still encouraged to take precautions and check weather conditions before entering the water.

Jennifer Stanonis will have the latest on Eyewitness News and Chief Meteorologist Mike Randall looks at your forecast for the week on "Good Morning Western New York" from 5- 9a.m.on Channel 7, and online at - where you can click to "Zoom Radar" for the latest conditions where you live.