Medina Hit Hard by Flash Floods Sweeping Western New York, Traffic Slows as Conditions Turn Dangerous

The National Weather Service released a warning for flash floods throughout western New York today, lasting until 7:15 this evening.  In Medina, those floods materialized, as streets, yards, and even vehicles were overwhelmed by the heavy downpour. 

(One vehicle apparently lost control driving down Park Avenue)
(A Medina resident’s yard on Salt Works Road.)
(Trucks stand-by as streets flood on East Aveune.)
(The large greenspace near ‘Associated Brands.’)
(Cars struggle traveling low-lying streets in Medina.)
(Some properties banked on the Erie Canal are especially at risk when hit by flash floods.)

The National Weather Service issued the following guidances when encountering flooded roadways or streets, stating:

“Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.  A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.  If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.  Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property.”