Finger Lakes Communities Fight Relentless Rain & Flooding

Heavy rains caused flash flooding throughout the Finger Lakes late Sunday afternoon into Sunday night. In several towns and villages the situation became very serious.Up to 4 inches of rain fell in parts of Ontario, Tompkins, Schuyler and Yates Counties while all Finger Lakes communities dealt with more rain falling late into Sunday evening.In Naples, fire officials rescued 12 hikers in Grimes Glen who were separated when water in the park rose rapidly, blocking the trails…States of Emergency have been declared in the towns of Newfield and Danby. All state roads in the area are closed and impassable due to flooding and debris in the roadway.One of the areas hit the hardest was Watkins Glen…

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Watkins Glen Schools are closed on Monday.Honeoye also experienced extensive damage. All schools in the Honeoye Central School District are closed Monday.

Monday should bring some relief although there remains a 40% chance of rain and a 30% chance on Tuesday. It will be windy on Monday which should help the water soaked region dry out a bit… if the rain holds off. Get the full local forecast.A flood warning was in effect until 12:45 a.m. Monday for parts of Monroe and Ontario Counties. There was a flood warning for Cayuga, Seneca, Schuyler, Tompkins & Yates Counties until 4:30 a.m. on Monday.Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero issued a travel advisory for the Towns of Canadice, Richmond, South Bristol and Naples until 6:00 a.m. on Monday due to localized flooding.Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging New Yorkers to take precautions after the National Weather Service issued flood warnings and watches for several upstate counties.

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