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Flash flooding in Montgomery County following severe storms

Parts of northern Montgomery County are under a flood warning until 7 a.m. Monday.

Parts of the county were experiencing heavy flash flooding following severe thunderstorms late Saturday night.

Nearly seven inches of rain was recorded in Wellsville.

Jay Hubner of Wellsville went out to assess the damage Sunday morning after the storm. When he came to the intersection of Burch and Dale Road, he found damage from the storm.

“I came down here and all this was washed out,” he said.

Gabrielle Deabler,ABC 17 Stormtrack Meteorologist, said the damage was most likely from the heavy rain and debris in the flooded water.

“The storms create so much rain and so fast that it just washes out whatever is in its path,” she said.

Higgenbotham Road in Wellsville was completely covered with several feet of water Sunday afternoon making it impossible to cross. Hubner said he believes this flooding is an overflow from the nearby Loutre River.

“Anywhere that’s low lying and anywhere that has a major river, or even just a few creeks or a few minor rivers, anything like that in this area can have flash flooding problems because of the thunderstorm activity that we see,” said Deabler.

Deabler said the flooding in northern Montgomery is expected to go down by Monday morning.

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