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Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 50 kts.
State NEW YORK
County/Area ORLEANS
WFO BUF
Begin Date 08/09/2009 20:45:00 EST-5
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth E
Begin Location RIDGEWAY
Begin Lat/Lon 43.27/-78.39
End Date 08/09/2009 20:45:00 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 10.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A massive convective complex moved from lower Michigan across southern Ontario near Toronto then dove southeast across the Niagara Frontier and Western Southern Tier. This followed an earlier round of strong thunderstorms and heavy rains earlier in the day. Damage from the thunderstorm winds was widespread across the Niagara Frontier and Western Southern Tier. Trees as large as two to three feet in diameter were downed. Power outages were scattered throughout the region as the winds downed power lines.|The unprecedented heavy rains that fell���four to six inches in less than two hours���resulted in some of the worst flash flooding the area has seen. Parts of Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties received State and Federal Disaster Declarations. In the Village of Silver Creek an entire mobile home park along Silver Creek was washed away. The flood waters continued through the heart of the village through the fire station, police headquarters and highway department. Several police cars, an ambulance and much of the town���s highway equipment were lost. In Irving, the flood waters flowed across parts of the New York State Thruway and Routes 5 and 20. Water flooded portions of Lakeshore Hospital there. Also in Irving, the Seneca Nation sustained almost two million dollars in damage to roads and bridges. In total, in Chautauqua county hundreds of homes were damaged and 45 homes were condemned, including the 35 mobile homes of the aforementioned park. In the Village of Gowanda (part of which is in Erie County and part in Cattaraugus county), extensive flash flooding occurred. Tri-County hospital in Gowanda was inundated by flood waters. Patients were transferred to Lakeshore Hospital in Irving. Several hundred homes sustained damage and 40 homes were condemned there. One fatality occurred in Gowanda as an 80-year-old man ventured out to check a bridge on his property and was swept away by the flood waters. The gage on Cattaraugus Creek at Gowanda showed a rise from six feet to near 13 feet in less than an hour (flood stage is 10 feet). Throughout Cattaraugus county over one-quarter of the roads were damaged or lost.
Event Narrative Trees and wires were downed by thunderstorm winds.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 1 90.861M 0.00K
WILLIAMSON SODUS ARP WAYNE CO. NY 08/09/2009 20:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
NEWFANE NIAGARA CO. NY 08/09/2009 20:20 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
RIDGEWAY ORLEANS CO. NY 08/09/2009 20:45 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ALBION ORLEANS CO. NY 08/09/2009 20:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WILLIAMSVILLE ERIE CO. NY 08/09/2009 20:55 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BATAVIA GENESEE CO. NY 08/09/2009 21:12 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
EBENEZER ERIE CO. NY 08/09/2009 21:16 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
CALEDONIA LIVINGSTON CO. NY 08/09/2009 21:20 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ATTICA WYOMING CO. NY 08/09/2009 21:23 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
COVINGTON WYOMING CO. NY 08/09/2009 21:32 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AVON LIVINGSTON CO. NY 08/09/2009 21:34 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
LEICESTER LIVINGSTON CO. NY 08/09/2009 21:38 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SILVER CREEK CHAUTAUQUA CO. NY 08/09/2009 21:40 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 30.000M 0.00K
STRYKERSVILLE WYOMING CO. NY 08/09/2009 21:40 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
SHELDON CENTER WYOMING CO. NY 08/09/2009 21:41 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
ONTARIO WAYNE CO. NY 08/09/2009 21:42 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
HELMUTH ERIE CO. NY 08/09/2009 22:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 15.000M 0.00K
GOWANDA CATTARAUGUS CO. NY 08/09/2009 22:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 1 1 45.000M 0.00K
HANOVER CENTER CHAUTAUQUA CO. NY 08/09/2009 22:05 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
DELEVAN CATTARAUGUS CO. NY 08/09/2009 22:05 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
EAST OTTO CATTARAUGUS CO. NY 08/09/2009 22:05 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ASHFORD CATTARAUGUS CO. NY 08/09/2009 22:10 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SPRINGWATER LIVINGSTON CO. NY 08/09/2009 22:15 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ELLICOTTVILLE CATTARAUGUS CO. NY 08/09/2009 22:20 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SARDINIA ERIE CO. NY 08/09/2009 22:45 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
ISCHUA CATTARAUGUS CO. NY 08/09/2009 22:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SILVER CREEK CHAUTAUQUA CO. NY 08/09/2009 22:55 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
WEST PERYSBURG CATTARAUGUS CO. NY 08/09/2009 23:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
HINSDALE CATTARAUGUS CO. NY 08/09/2009 23:20 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 1 90.861M 0.00K