Weekend Update, On The Heavy Rains, Updated Sun, 10am

October 31, 2021

HORNELL, NY – On Friday night, there was a Flash Flood Watch for Steuben County, and as of Sunday morning, there are still complaints coming in to Steuben County 9-1-1 about basement flooding.

One basement had flooding in Hornell, and that was on Clay Street.

There are reports of basements flooding in Canisteo, Avoca, and in Wayland. Also, Hornell Fire Chief Frank Brzowski reported one case of a flooded basement on Clay Street in Hornell. In the town of Erwin there was water surrounding a trailer and a family had to be evacuated.

Statement From Steuben County Emergency Services, sent out on Saturday morning:

Steuben County experienced significant Flash Flooding across portions of the County last evening. First Responders and Public Works crews have been working through the night addressing water and roadway issues.

From Steuben County Emergency Services: A Flood Warning is in effect for the Cohocton River near Campbell until late this evening. Minor flooding is occurring and forecasted to occur along the river. The river is expected to rise to a crest of 10.7 feet by midday and then fall below flood stage late this afternoon. Low-lying areas along the river can expect flooding. Those living in the area should monitor the water level and take action and evacuate if conditions warrant.

The traveling public is reminded to use caution when traveling today as they may encounter water ponding along roadways throughout the County.

Monitor NOAA Weather Radio, television, or our “Ready Steuben” Mobile App, for additional flood statements, advisories or warnings.

The current reported County and Town road closures in Steuben County include:

County Route 44 between Brown Hollow Rd. and Flashphaler Rd. in Town of Corning

County Route 125 between Campbell-Savona High School and Wood Rd. Bridge in Town of Campbell

Savona Campbell Rd. in Town of Campbell