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Wednesday marks one year since devastating floods hit Lodi

Wednesday marks one year since devastating floods hit Lodi

August 13, 2019 10:18 PM

LODI, N.Y, (WHEC) -- Aug. 14, 2019, is the one year anniversary of the devastating floods in Lodi, Seneca County.

These floods, at one point, left 65 people trapped while washing away homes and cars. Good news despite all the damage no injuries or deaths were reported. 

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The floods were a result of some extraordinary rainfall. Radar-based rain totals reported five to six inches of rainfall but one farm near Lodi reported nearly 10 inches of rain due to multiple storms occurring at the same location. 

All that rain was funneled into Mill Creek where it took out bridges and trees lining the riverside, creating a wall of debris in to Lodi Point. 

Since then, residents in the lakeshore community have been slowly recovering, but there has plenty issues along the way

Will Shangraw, a home owner along the lake, said, "Everyday was questionable, and you know do you have the desire to continue, with amount of work that had to be done."

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