Strong storms leave behind damage in parts of WNY

Posted at 8:39 AM, Sep 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-18 11:10:51-04

A powerful storm system triggered tornado warnings Saturday night and flash flood warnings into Sunday morning across parts of the Southern Tier and Northern Pennsylvania.

There are no confirmed reports of any tornadoes touching down, although the storm system did pack winds near 60 miles per hour and heavy rain. A quarter inch of hail also fell in some spots.

Flash flood warnings were also posted overnight for parts of Cattaraugus and Allegany counties.

In the Cattaraugus County Town of Hinsdale, the storm took out part of a bridge.

All warnings have since expired.

According to the American Red Cross, volunteers responded to the overnight flooding around 3 a.m. Residents that were evacuated were provided safe shelter.

Throughout the day today, volunteers will be handing out clean-up kits, which include mops, buckets and bleach as well as doing damage assessments.

The Red Cross is communicating with emergency officials and will provide additional resources if necessary.