Parts of Central New York, Southern Tier see significant holiday flooding (video)

While heavy rain was a welcomed sight for some locations in parts of the region – as persistent, dry weather caused water table deficits – the Owasco Inlet in Southern Cayuga County saw flooding.

While a number of locations in the Southern Tier and Central New York were placed under flash flood warnings on Christmas Eve as heavy rains fell – the National Weather Service confirmed flooding at the inlet into Christmas Day.


Flood waters peaked at 9.1 feet in Moravia, according to the NWS. Minor flood is considered 8.5 to 9 feet. Moderate flooding is considered 9 to 9.5 feet.

Thankfully, the inlet never reached major flood level, which would have been anything over 9.5 feet.


Below is an example of the kind of flooding that parts of the Southern Tier saw on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Robert Brune captured this video from Arkville, New York.


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