This message mainly applies to the shore line of Cayuga Lake, but please be aware and be safe. These are the remnants of Hurricane Bill and it is unknown how much more rainfall we will be seeing.
This message is from the Department of Emergency Response in Tompkins County:
The National Weather Service in Binghamton New York has issued a Flood Warning for Cayuga Lake At Ithaca.* From this afternoon until further notice. At 1 PM the stage was 384.1 feet.* Flood stage is 383.5 feet.*
Minor flooding is occurring and will continue as additional showers and thunderstorms are expected Tonight and early Friday. The precipitation will keep Cayuga Lake just above the flood level into the weekend. Additional rainfall is possible Sunday as more showers and thunderstorms are expected.
* Forecast...The lake level will remain near or just above 384.0 feet.* Impact...At 384.0 feet...Flooding is likely along the south end of the lake,impacting parks such as Stewart Park and Allan H. Treman State Park.
Instructions: Do not drive over flooded roads or bridges...Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, the Official Voice of the National Weather Service for later developments.