Flash Flood Watch issued for Sunday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 July 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

GAINES – A swing hangs next to a former cobblestone schoolhouse on Gaines Basin Road, just north of the Erie Canal, in this photo from today.

A group of preservationists are trying to clean out and save the former schoolhouse, which was built in 1832, making it one of the oldest cobblestone buildings in the area.

The region could see a lot of rain on Sunday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a Flash Flood Watch for Orleans and several other counties in western and central New York. The watch is in effect from Sunday morning until 11 p.m.

The Weather Service said torrential downpours could cross already saturated soils. The excessive runoff could result in rapid rises on small streams and creeks, in addition to poorly drained areas.