Officials in Cayuga County issued a state of emergency after damaging rains fell, prompting significant flooding.
Flood waters were continuing to rise, prompting concerns, and an eventual state of emergency declaration by Cayuga County Chairperson Aileen McNabb-Coleman.
The National Weather Service predicts that flooding will continue as draining continues of fields and streams around Cayuga County.
Dale Currier, Cayuga County’s emergency management office director added equal concern.
“In the coming days, we will continue to see high waters on Owasco, Cayuga, and Cross Lake, as well as on the Seneca River. This weekend’s forecast is calling for further rain which may exacerbate the situation,” Currier said. “If people discover flooded roadways, turn around and DO NOT drive through these conditions.”
How many times do we say, do NOT drive on flooded roads?
Well, some vehicles decided to disobey the ROAD CLOSED signs on Route 298 in Cicero and are now stuck! This is DANGEROUS! pic.twitter.com/x5krbylPUZ
— Peter Hall (@PeteWeatherBeat) October 28, 2021