ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) – A State of Emergency has been declared for parts of Seneca County as heavy rains have led to flooding across the area.
Crews are working to rescue fifty people trapped at a campground in southern Seneca County.
Governor Andrew Cuomo says water, debris and trees have blocked roads for about 50 people in the Town of Lodi, not far from Lodi Point.
The governor says crews are bringing in trucks and boats to rescue the campers.
“It’s amazing, the devastation,” says Cuomo, “It’s not just water.”
Our crews at the scene saw a pile of trees, debris and even a sedan car blocking one road that was also flooded with water.
An emergency evacuation order has been issued for Lodi Point State Park and Lower Lake Road.
Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce:
“Effective immediately, Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce and the Seneca County Emergency Management Office has declared a State of Emergency for the Towns of Covert, Lodi, Ovid, and Romulus. This includes the Villages of Interlaken, Lodi, and Ovid. Heavy rain has caused major flooding in those affected areas. Many roadways are now closed and no unnecessary travel is advised. Emergency crews are working diligently to assist citizens. Citizens are urged to shelter in place and move to higher ground if they are experiencing high water.”
A travel advisory has also been issued in Seneca County: