The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for Minor Flooding in Poor Drainage Areas for Oneida County until 2:45 AM EDT, Sunday.
At 11:44 PM EDT, Saturday, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that will cause minor flooding. Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in minor flooding in the advisory area. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen.
Some locations that will experience flooding include; Utica, Rome, Oneida, Kirkland, Lee, Verona, Westmoreland, Vienna, Trenton and Paris.
Additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is expected over the area. This additional rain will result in minor flooding.
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.