Flooding warnings issued

JOHNSTOWN — Flood advisories have been issued for parts of New York’s capital region.

Rain deposited by overnight thunderstorms was coupled on Monday with concerns about runoff from melting snow in the Catskill and Adirondack mountains.

On Sunday night, tornado watches were in effect in numerous areas around the state.

Fulton County is under a flood watch until Tuesday morning, county Emergency Management Director Steven Santa Maria said today.

The region is also under a high wind warning, according to the National Weather Service. Winds of 20 to 30 mph are expected with gusts up to 55 mph.

Santa Maria said his office and other law enforcement and public safety officials are keeping an eye on low-lying areas of the county and the lakes. Areas especially prone to problems from heavy rains in the county include areas where the Cayadutta Creek flows, East Canada Lake and the Sacandaga River, he said. The area where Eighth Avenue meets Bleecker Street in Gloversville is also prone, he said.

The watch will run until about 7 a.m. Tuesday, he said, but problems may be over by then.

“I kind of expect everything to peak by tonight,” Santa Maria said.

Montgomery County is under a flood advisory through the National Weather Service, said Rick Sager, Montgomery County Emergency Management Director.

“We are currently monitoring the water on Schoharie Creek,” Sager said. “There may be minor flooding starting late this afternoon or early this evening.”

Sager said areas they are monitoring are Burtonsville and Lost Valley.

Michael Anich, Briana O’Hara and The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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