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Lodi Point State Park to reopen after August flooding

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Seneca County’s Lodi Point State Park is set to reopen Oct. 27 after being closed to the public since August due to severe flooding that prompted a federal disaster declaration. First closed Aug. 17 after a severe storm led to flooding that caused enough damage to cross the $28.29 million threshold to qualify for federal aid, the park was subsequently used... more

Low interest loans available through U.S. Small Business Administration for flood ravaged Seneca Co.

Low interest loans available through U.S. Small Business Administration for flood ravaged Seneca Co.
New York businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding on Aug. 13-14, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Linda McMahon announced today. Administrator McMahon made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Oct. 2, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Food scarcity, community unity focus of effort from GRHF & STEPS (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Food scarcity, community unity focus of effort from GRHF & STEPS (podcast)
A coalition of organizations are coming together to generate positive change in some of the most-challenged communities in the Finger Lakes. The Greater Rochester Health Foundation, along with Seneca Towns Engaging People for Solutions – also known as ‘STEPS’, as well as the Lodi ‘Food for All’ Food Pantry are helping educate and build community in communities hit hardest by... more

DISASTER DECLARED: FEMA gives green light for funding assistance in Seneca Co., Southern Tier

DISASTER DECLARED: FEMA gives green light for funding assistance in Seneca Co., Southern Tier
FEMA took a big step on Tuesday – approving disaster declaration for those impacted by August flooding in Southern Seneca County, and the Southern Tier. Among the seven counties granted relief was Seneca County, where Lodi Point was hit particularly hard. The National Weather Service estimated that as much as 9 inches of rain fell in just hours – prompting... more

Supervisors ask NYS to revoke pensions of retired police working for CIN

Supervisors ask NYS to revoke pensions of retired police working for CIN
After the Cayuga Indian Nation introduced a police force, and hired several former New York State Police – the Seneca County Board of Supervisors took notice. Due to the fact that the land claimed by the Cayuga Indian Nation has not been placed into trust – the supervisors believe this new police force has no authority. This despite having federally... more

Water sampling to take place for residents impacted by August flooding

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The Seneca County Health Department will be offering free bacteria water sample collections and testing for drinking water systems impacted by flash flooding in August. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, and Wednesday, Oct. 3 homeowners will have the opportunity via appointment to get their systems tested in Lodi, Interlaken, Ovid, and Covert – where more than 9-inches of reported rainfall resulted... more

Reed tours flooding damage in Lodi, FEMA help not on the way yet

Reed tours flooding damage in Lodi, FEMA help not on the way yet
On Wednesday, Rep. Tom Reed (R-Corning) toured the destruction in Lodi, as residents continue to rebuild, or attempt to do so in the wake of that flooding in August. Dozens of homes were destroyed, and upwards of $36 million in damage was done. While Reed hoped that he could bring good news about FEMA funding, but that isn’t the case... more

Deputies: Clyde man ticketed after rollover accident, vehicle blaze

Deputies: Clyde man ticketed after rollover accident, vehicle blaze
Deputies say a 30-year-old Clyde resident was issued tickets after a personal injury accident on State Route 414 in Lodi. According to deputies, Timothy D. Caves, 30, of Clyde was traveling south on Route 414 when he fell asleep – and struck a bridge underpass – causing the vehicle to roll and slide several hundred feet on its roof. Shortly... more

Help isn’t coming to Lodi like residents expected

Residents in Lodi still trying to clean up and rebuild after flood
Nine inches of rain fell over 24 hours in the Town of Lodi, Seneca County back in August. The rushing water tore down thousands of trees, washed mobile homes into Seneca Lake and forced several water rescues. Thankfully, no one was injured or killed but there is likely millions of dollars in damage. Homes, cottages, camps and small businesses were... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Porsch touts experience, endorsements ahead of primary (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Porsch touts experience, endorsements ahead of primary (podcast)
Last year, District Attorney Barry Porsch won voters to continue in his post as lead prosecutor. Now, the established district attorney is looking to become the next judge of Seneca County. On Tuesday, he visited the FingerLakes1.com studio to talk about his race, the future of the office, and his campaign efforts. . more

INSIDE THE FLX: Donna Cathy vying to succeed Bender as judge (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Donna Cathy vying to succeed Bender as judge (podcast)
Former District Attorney Donna Cathy is vying to succeed longtime Seneca County Judge Dennis Bender, and her first test will come on Thursday, as primary voters turnout to let their voices be heard. On Tuesday, she appeared on Inside the FLX to talk about her campaign, the race, and much more. . AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

Curfew lifted at Lodi Point after destructive flooding; cleanup continues for residents

Curfew lifted at Lodi Point after destructive flooding; cleanup continues for residents
The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office has lifted the curfew in the Town of Lodi. The curfew has been in affect since the early August flooding. Absolutely stunning shots from Lodi after this morning's flooding. pic.twitter.com/IDzbxEpjcu — Josh Durso (@FLXJosh) August 14, 2018 Seneca County Sheriff Deputies will continue to patrol the area. Sheriff Luce advises residents to call and report... more

Two weeks after flash floods, cleanup continues in Seneca County

Two weeks after flash floods, cleanup continues in Seneca County
It has been more than two weeks since devastating flash flooding in Seneca County. Some properties were destroyed or damaged, most of them in and around Lodi, and cleanup has been a challenge. Rushing flood waters destroyed most of Jannette Brown’s home. Since then, she’s been there every day – scrubbing, cleaning and trying to pick up the pieces. “Every... more

Open House session taking place for people impacted by Seneca Co. flooding

Open House session taking place for people impacted by Seneca Co. flooding
The New York State Office of Emergency Management will hold an “open house” informational session for people recovering from recent flooding in Seneca and Schuyler counties. The informational session will take place from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 in the Sampson State Park Administration Building’s Conference room in Romulus. Multiple State Agencies will be on hand to answer... more

Lodi Town Board holds emergency session following Lodi Point devastation (video)

Lodi Town Board holds emergency session following Lodi Point devastation (video)
The Lodi Town Board convened a special, emergency session on Monday following the devastating flooding, which left Lodi Point; and other local communities in South Seneca with major losses. According to local, county, and state officials who were at the session – attempting to answer questions left by residents – the recovery efforts are going to take months. Paul Batman,... more

Deputies: Crash leads to felony charges, NARCAN use in Lodi

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a driver, and usage of NARCAN following an accident, which happened on Saturday around 7 pm in Lodi. Deputies responded to the area of State Route 96A and County Road 129 for the report of an accident. Upon arrival, it was determined that two males were inside the vehicle – both... more

American Red Cross responds to Lodi flooding (video report)

WYDC Big Fox Reporter Rachel Midey visits Southern Seneca County in the days after devastating flooding. Dozens of families were displaced, more than 40 homes were damaged or destroyed in Lodi, and months – if not years of work remain to restore Lodi Point to its former-self. Watch her report below: . Rachel Midey, Reporter WYDC Big Fox – Corning more
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