Flooding across the region has prompted Governor Andrew Cuomo to issue a state of emergency for Seneca, Schuyler, Yates, Steuben, Ontario, and Chemung Counties until August 21st. The Governor made the declaration shortly after visiting Lodi late Tuesday morning.
The Seneca County Sheriff has declared a curfew for Lodi Point and Lower Lake Road in Lodi from 7:30 tonight until sunrise. Officers will be patrolling the area to enforce the curfew. We spoke with Seneca County Manager John Sheppard late Tuesday afternoon and he provided us with this update.
Sheppard says cleanup will continue throughout the night.
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office issued a mandatory evacuation for all residents of the Lodi Point area around midday Tuesday. Governor Cuomo toured the area and said some of those trapped were Lodi firefighters that went in to help with evacuations.
Congressman Tom Reed said he was monitoring the situation and spoke with officials in neighboring Schuyler County Tuesday morning.