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Overnight rains make it a month of flooding

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There are continuing flash flood warnings across the region this morning. Last night brought drenching rains in many areas, after tornado and thunderstorm warnings yesterday afternoon.

Authorities Essex county are assessing the damage from the latest round of severe weather to hit the region -- a month to the day since severe storms dumped about three inches of rain in parts of northeastern New York.

Downed trees and flooded roads were reported in the Lake Champlain community of Willsboro. There were no reports of tornado sitings, but a lightning strike is blamed for setting a home there on fire last evening. No one was injured. The Press-Republican of Plattsburgh says there's also road damage in the town of Moriah which had suffered heavy during the storms on April 26.

Vermont Emergency Management spokesman Mark Bosma tells The Associated Press that the Winooski River and its tributaries overflowed. Early this morning, he said river levels had "just spiked" but the watercourses should crest shortly.

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Martha Foley
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