Heavy rains bring flooding to Valley

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 The town of Vestal is under a state of emergency, with roads closed and many homes still evacuated due to flooding.

Overnight, the Choconut Creek crested its banks, pushing floodwaters up to the streets.

38 homes had to be evacuated, one of those families needed to be rescued.

Emergency responders also had issues out on the roads.  They say crews had to help 13 people who got stuck trying to drive through standing water.  Despite all of this, there were no injuries to report.

The town supervisor says this was the third time the creek has flooded in recent memory, but to date, the DEC has refused to let his team go in and fix the water flow.

“There’s trees across there, we cannot go in and pick them up.  The owner can maybe go in and cut them and let them float down the stream.  But we can get them out of there.  We have the manpower to do it; we have the resources to do it.  We’re not asking for anything, we just want to be able to do it,” said Vestal Town Supervisor John Schaffer.

Overall 50 to 75 people were impacted by the flooding in Vestal.  The Red Cross is helping about a dozen of those displaced.

Volunteers will also be bringing in cleanup kits throughout affected area Monday.

The following roads are closed in Tioga County:

  • RT 17 East & West from Exit 64 to Exit 61

Town of Tioga:

  • Winters Road
  • West Whitcomb Hill
  • Neiger Hollow Rd

Town of Owego:

  • Fox Rd

 

METEOROLOGIST MIKE SCOTT

DoubleDownWeatherServices.

 

 

Here are some advisories and warnings.

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
204 PM EDT MON JUL 24 2017

NYC015-097-107-109-242100-
/O.NEW.KBGM.FA.Y.0100.170724T1804Z-170724T2100Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Schuyler NY-Chemung NY-Tioga NY-Tompkins NY-
204 PM EDT MON JUL 24 2017

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for…
Southeastern Schuyler County in central New York…
Northern Chemung County in central New York…
West central Tioga County in central New York…
Southwestern Tompkins County in central New York…

* Until 500 PM EDT

* At 203 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in
the advisory area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Horseheads, Newfield, Danby, Erin, Catharine, Spencer, Odessa,
Cayuta, Van Etten and Millport.


Flash Flood Warning
NYC023-109-242030-
/O.NEW.KBGM.FF.W.0032.170724T1734Z-170724T2030Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
134 PM EDT MON JUL 24 2017

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Southwestern Cortland County in central New York…
Northeastern Tompkins County in central New York…

* Until 430 PM EDT

* At 134 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Ithaca, Cortland, Cayuga Heights, Lansing, Homer, Virgil, Groton,
Dryden, McGraw and Harford.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.

&&

LAT…LON 4263 7646 4262 7646 4262 7627 4266 7626
4266 7609 4241 7610 4241 7651 4263 7652

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate route.


Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
1030 AM EDT Mon Jul 24 2017

NYZ009-015>018-022>025-036-037-044>046-057-062-PAZ040-043-044-047-
048-072-251430-
Northern Oneida-Yates-Seneca-Southern Cayuga-Onondaga-Steuben-
Schuyler-Chemung-Tompkins-Madison-Southern Oneida-Cortland-Chenango-
Otsego-Delaware-Sullivan-Northern Wayne-Wyoming-Lackawanna-Luzerne-
Pike-Southern Wayne-
1030 AM EDT Mon Jul 24 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central New York and
northeast Pennsylvania.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Thunderstorms with brief heavy rainfall are possible this afternoon
and evening. The thunderstorms could also produce locally strong
winds and large hail.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday.

The probability of hazardous weather is low.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather
conditions according to Standard Operating Procedures.


 

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