Flash Flooding

Zach Malloy

The National Weather Service says heavy rain and thunderstorms could result in flash flooding across parts of northern New England.

Heavy rains Friday caused flooding in parts of the region. A state of emergency was declared for Montgomery County, New York as flooding lead to the closure of several roads and the evacuation of homes.

According the Leader-Herald, Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort declared the state of emergency around 9 pm Friday. Residents were urged to avoid unnecessary travel.

Wednesday's Rain

Jul 10, 2013
Dave Lucas WAMC

The Albany-area gets a quick demonstration of flash flooding … The National Weather Service defines a flash flood as "rapidly rising water that usually occurs within two hours of the start of high intensity rain." Wednesday afternoon In the city of Albany, it took little more than five minutes for mother nature to produce a small demonstration of the phenomenon.

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With multiple drownings in fast-moving rivers in recent days, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is warning people to be extremely cautious about trying to beat the heat at their favorite swimming hole.

Amanda Slater/Flickr

The incessant rain is causing scores of problems in northern New York and Vermont - from flash flooding and road wash outs to train delays.  With two drownings in the past 72 hours, officials are reiterating their call for caution.