Some very powerful storms made their way across Western New York yesterday afternoon and not only brought thunder and lighting but plenty of rain as well.

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The National Weather Service in Buffalo released the rainfall amounts for the area and while most places got anywhere between .5 inch to 2 inches of rain, Cattaraugus County got 6.25 inches of rain. That is over half of foot of rain in just a couple of hours!


The wettest day so far in the month of July in Cattaraugus was recorded on July 11th, when the Cattaraugus County - Olean airport received 3.2 inches of rain.

Cattaraugus County along with Chautauqua County and Erie County was also under a Tornado Warning as well.

Possible tornado damage was reported in Portland, New York.

The National Weather Service will now investigate the damage and review the reports to see if a tornado did touch down in the area.

You can see some video that was posted on social media HERE