CORTLAND, N.Y. – The Cortland area received anywhere between 1-2 inches of rain Thursday night, after a batch of heavy showers came through the region.
A flash flood watch issued in Cortland County Thursday afternoon was upgraded to a warning at around 7 p.m. and lasted until 9 p.m., according to The National Weather Service in Binghamton.
Crews from the city of Cortland’s department of public works were called in Thursday night to ensure that the city’s drainage systems were working properly, according to Nick Dovi, deputy superintendent for the department.
“We wanted to ensure that none of the catch basins were covered, or if any debris was in the mouths of pipes that would impede the massive amount of water we received,” he said.
Some of the worst flooding was on Tompkins Street, near Main Street, Dovi said.
Despite the large amount of rain, Dovi said no homes or businesses in the city appeared to suffer heavy damage.
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