State of Emergency issued in New York for heavy rains


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.

Sheriff Tim Luce says the order is in effect for the Towns of Covert, Lodi, Ovid and Romulus — including the villages of Interlaken, Lodi, and Ovid.

We’re told emergency crews are working to assist people in need of help. At Lodi Point, our crews witnesses a water rescue team working on Lodi Point 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:

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