Crews Are Working To Rescue People Trapped By Floods

posted by Ian Wheatley - 

Lodi, N.Y. - Rescuers are busy trying to get people out of the hard-hit flood zone along Seneca Lake in the town of Lodi.

Parts of Seneca County are in a State of Emergency as about 50 people got stuck in their lakeshore homes when roaring flood waters dumped feet of debris in the road also trapping Firefighters.

"We have more rain coming, so time is not on our side," said Governor Andrew Cuomo from the quarter mile of devastation. "It's four or five feet of large 18 to 20-inch diameter trees, large stumps. It's amazing the force of water moved pieces of wood that are hundreds and hundreds of pounds and then once that is done you still have about two feet of water that is going over the road."

Hardest hit Seneca County has posted a State of Emergency in Lodi, Covert, Ovid and Romulus.

Video from Montour Falls Near Watkins Glen

Torrential rain Tuesday morning has caused significant damage throughout the Finger Lakes and the Southern Tier. Flash Flood Warnings for Seneca, Yates, Schuyler, Chemung, Tiaoga, and Broome counties are in effect until after four this afternoon. Another round rain showers, though less heavy, are expected to roll through the area.

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