Ithaca, N.Y. — Tompkins County has seen the flooding of more than a dozen roads and more than a dozen residences early Sunday evening, according to the 911 dispatch center.

The 911 center said that all roads are open at this point but that drivers should use caution. About four to five inches of rain have fallen in the area.

“We’ve had basements flooding, houses flooded all over the east side of the county, including in Lansing, the city of Ithaca and Cayuga Heights,” a 911 official said.

“Probably the worst hit area is the village of Lansing and the city of Ithaca.”

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Ithaca and Tompkins County.

“Severe roadway flooding, including washouts, along with water reported to be in some residences, have been received from the Northeast Ithaca area,” the National Weather Service said in a news release.

The Ithaca Fire Department said on its Facebook page that the area was “experiencing heavy rain.”

“DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED AREAS!,” the fire department said.

The 911 center said it could take some time for the water to recede from the roadways.

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.