The small hamlet of Blodgett Mills, south of the City of Cortland, was especially hard hit by flooding caused by an unusually strong storm Thursday night.
Residents tell CNYcentral's Jim Kenyon that a stream, which runs through the middle of the community, became a raging torrent at the height of the storm. The waters deposited debris and silt throughout the neighborhood.
Many homes sustained flood damage as the water flooded basements and destroyed property.
Barbara and Dale Weaver told Jim Kenyon that their basement was filled with water and turning their hot water heater upside down. The flood waters severely damaged their garage with about ten inches of silt. "Thank the good Lord no one was hurt. That's the way I look at it. Things can be replaced. People can't," says Weaver.
Their neighbor, Brooke Preston, says many of the people do not have flood insurance and will have to pay for the damages out of their own pockets.