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Heavy rain briefly floods Genesee Street in Auburn on Tuesday afternoon.

Power outages were reported in several towns in Cayuga County on Tuesday afternoon.

Outages came as a rainstorm blasted through the area on Tuesday afternoon. Emergency responders and public works crews in Auburn, Fleming, Owasco and Sennett were scrambling to respond to calls of trees and wires down and flooded roadways.

At 4 p.m., there were 1,910 customers without power in the city of Auburn and towns of Owasco and Sennett, according to NYSEG's website. Most of the customers affected were in Owasco. There were 1,191 town residents without power. 

In Auburn, there were 380 customers without power. The outage affected 339 customers in the town of Sennett. 

Power was restored to the majority of those areas by 6 p.m.

The Auburn Fire Department said it hadn't received any storm-related injuries as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, however the department has received multiple calls regarding fallen trees and wires. The Auburn Police Department echoed that report and said it hadn't received any calls about injuries. ​

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In Niles, another 27 customers served by National Grid lost power, according to that company's website. 

The wind and rain were strong enough to knock down numerous branches and multiple trees in the Auburn area. Two hefty trees on Deauville Island at Emerson Park in the town of Owasco were completely uprooted by the storm.

Emergency scanner broadcasts reported several people being trapped on the island. Owasco Fire Department personnel at the scene told The Citizen that they attempted to locate the callers but found no one in distress.

Numerous calls came in for flooded basements.

Rhiannon Swank was in the middle of her wedding ceremony at one of the park's picnic shelters when the sudden downpour interrupted the festivities.

Swank, her family and guests took cover next to the shelter's stone fireplace as branches and twigs were whipped past them by the wind, she said.

Despite the interruption, Swank said she'd still have happy memories of the "very memorable" day.

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