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Flooding prompts boating advisory on Canandaigua Lake: More storms, heavy downpours likely this afternoon (video)

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Residents throughout the Finger Lakes dealt with strong thunderstorms that left flooded roads and debris scattered around on Saturday.

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Some roads were even temporarily closed on the west side of Seneca County and in Ontario County itself.

Basements were reported flooded from Geneva, to Farmington, and Canandaigua. While just a half-inch of rain was reported in Waterloo – places like Clifton Springs and South Bristol reported 1.37 and 1.99 inches respectively. Communities between those two locations in Ontario County were also among the hardest hit.

Meanwhile, Sheriff Cirencione issued a boating advisory to anyone headed out onto Canandaigua Lake this holiday weekend.

“Due to recent heavy rains several roads, ditches, and creeks have flooded and were overflowing in several towns,” Cirencione said. “This has caused a large amount of debris, including large logs to have washed into Canandaigua Lake creating a navigational harzard to watercraft.”

He says a reduced speed limit of 20 mph is in place; and boaters should use extra caution when navigating close to shores and points where runoff enters the lake.

The situation will be monitored in the coming days, he added.

Meanwhile, the threat for heavy rain or thunderstorms is not over. That threat will continue into the day on Sunday, forecasters said.