Update: 3:15 p.m. — Several municipal buildings are without power, WHCU Radio reports.
The Tompkins County courthouse, legislature chambers, and Board of Elections building are without power and are closed until tomorrow.
— WHCU Radio (@WHCURadio) August 20, 2014
14850 Magazine says a few blocks in the downtown area are without power and that some traffic lights are out, too.
We’re hearing a few blocks of Downtown Ithaca and the west end are without power due to the storm. A few traffic lights are out, as well.
— 14850 Today (@14850today) August 20, 2014
Update 2:40 p.m. — About 530 people in the city of Ithaca have lost power because of Wednesday’s storm. We’ll keep you posted to see if the rains develop into something more serious.
Ithaca, N.Y. — Heavy rains are moving through the Ithaca area Wednesday afternoon, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flood advisory.
“Flash flood watches may be needed so persons living in flood prone areas should be prepared to take action,” the weather service said. Here’s what the NWS put out about the Ithaca area Wednesday afternoon: There were multiple reports of downed wires in the region. NYSEG has not reported any power outages yet.
— Upstate NY Weather (@jdurkinwx) August 20, 2014
And added the accompanying caption: “The area in yellow is most likely to see heavy rain through early evening. It is here that flash flooding is possible, especially in urban, low lying, and poor drainage areas. Outside of the yellow area heavy rain is still possible but not as likely to be widespread or as long lasting in duration.”
Our power is out! We will update you when electricity returns
— Buffalo Street Books (@buffstreetbooks) August 20, 2014