More rain on Friday caused a deluge of calls into Cayuga County 911 for flooded roads and basements in the southern part of Cayuga County — the third such emergency in the past two weeks.
County emergency dispatchers reported flooding conditions in Moravia, Genoa, Locke, Sempronious, King Ferry and Scipio.
The Moravia Volunteer Fire Department called all available personnel to report to its department at about 3:40 p.m. and also radioed for any and all assistance from firefighters from Locke.
Several roads were reported to be have water and debris running across them, and firefighters were working to redirect traffic, set out cones and assist homeowners who had water running onto their property and into their basements.
Just after 4 p.m., the state Department of Transportation was asked to send people to assist with flooding conditions in the county.
Dresserville Creek was running over its banks, and heavy equipment was required to tend to emergency repairs on Dresserville Road near the intersection of Dumplin Hill Road just east of the village of Moravia.
Homeowners along Route 38A in the area called for assistance as water crept into their yards. Firefighters reported that one home was completely surrounded by water and that crews would have to wait for the water to recede before trying to pump out the basement because there would be nowhere for the pumped-out water to go.
The King Ferry Fire Department called for all available help to report to its fire station for flooding conditions. Firefighters from Scipio were asked to shut down Route 38A, which remained closed to traffic through Moravia Friday night. Flooding conditions were also reported in the area near the Genoa post office.
The state Office of Emergency Management was still surveying flood damage that resulted from a July 1 rainstorm that wrecked parts the southern end of Cayuga County, and towns and villages suffered more damage after additional storms moved through the area Thursday and Friday.
To help assess damage to individual homes and businesses, the county's Office of Emergency Services is asking residents to send details about any damage their property sustained. The office said those without internet access should call (315) 255-1161. Others may email their name, address and details of the damage to firstname.lastname@example.org.