Aug 14, 2018

Northeast Floods Prompt More Rescues, Emergency Declaration in New York

Lodi, NY
Sean Breslin
The Weather Channel

Heavy rainfall caused new rounds of flooding in the Northeast Monday night and Tuesday morning, and in upstate New York, the situation worsened as numerous vehicles were swept into floodwaters.

A flash flood emergency was declared Tuesday for parts of Seneca, Schuyler and Yates counties in New York and residents were urged to head to higher ground as flooding swelled rivers and trapped people in campers in the town of Lodi. Water rescues were ongoing Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service, as at least two campers and six vehicles were washed away.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo surveyed the damage in Lodi and met with local leaders on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. He told reporters that about 50 people were trapped in their homes by the flooding in Lodi.