Residents allowed to return home after extreme flooding in Lodi

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Resident are now being allowed to return home after flooding in the Finger Lakes.

The storm damage left much of the area devastated as rains hammered the small town of Lodi in southern Seneca County along with other areas.

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated the curfew had been lifted for Lodi. Contrary to what county officials said earlier in the day, sheriff’s deputies say the curfew will remain in effect on a day-by-day basis and will continue Thursday night.

“County officials are stressing that homeowners should use extreme caution upon returning to the impacted area and making entry into their homes,” officials wrote in a release.

The county says residents should follow precautions when cleaning up their property:

  • Residents should wear personal protective equipment such as boots, masks in the event there is mold, rubber gloves, work gloves and eye protection.
  • Be realistic about your limitations, work with a partner.  Unforeseen hazards can exist, so please use extreme caution.
  • The weather is expected to be hot and humid please be cautious.
  • If you have a pre-existing health conditions such as asthma, heart problems, compromised immune systems, open cuts and wound avoid entry.   

Dumpsters will be set up at Lodi Point State Park for residents to dump unwanted household materials. Other debris can be left in front of homes. Further assistance for home owners, including help making insurance claims, will be available at the Lodi Fire Station (8557 Route 414, Lodi).

At the same time, state officials say Lodi Point State Park will remain closed for the near future as clean-up efforts continue in the Finger Lakes.

The small park, located off Seneca Lake in southern Seneca County, faced the brunt of damage caused by heavy rains this week.

State leaders say the damage assessment for the area is expected to take weeks. Lodi Point is serving as a staging area for crews working in surrounding neighborhoods.

The park is home to a boat launch and a playground for kids.

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