Heavy rain, flooding wreaks havoc on parts of CNY
SYRACUSE, N.Y. —
Heavy rains and flooding are causing issues for some portions of Central New York.
Oneida County Emergency Management has urged residents in Whitesboro to evacuate the areas of Oriskany Boulevard, Mohawk Street, and Sauquoit Street to the Village of Yorkville line. A temporary shelter is setup at the Whitesboro firehouse. Anyone who needs help being transported is urged to call 911 to receive assistance.
At least one person in Whitesboro had to be helped out of their home by responders as floods trickled through their home.
In the Syracuse area flooding is making some travel difficult, with portions of roadways covered with flood water.
CNYCentral viewers have sent videos and photos of flood waters in their area, including a large amount of water rushing over Canton Street in Baldwinsville (you can share photos and videos of what you're seeing with us by uploading them here).
The Oswego Fire Department tweeted a photo of a flooded basement and urged people to check their own for flooding. The department noted people should make sure their furnace is working for later in the day, when temperatures are forecasted to drop below freezing.
In the North Country, a portion of State Route 12 in Lewis County has been closed off due to flooding over the road. The county's sheriff has also issued a travel advisory for the entire county due to water covered roads. Some schools in Lewis County have also opted to dismiss students early due to the floods.
Baldwinsville Christian Academy was also forced to close Friday due to floods.