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Syracuse, NY -- The daily doses of rain that have fallen on Central New York this spring may have some Syracuse area residents ready to call Noah for a reservation. The region has received at least a trace of rain every day since April 16. Since then, Plumbing Leak Caused Mold Inside The Wall about 8 inches of rain has fallen. 

Rivers are swollen, farm fields are soaked, marinas are swamped. Residents have pumped sewage and storm water from basements and brought cars to the shop to fix pockmarks from hailstones. Here's how we came through 19 rainy days: Farmers can't plant, Plumbing Leak Caused Mold Inside The Wall plants can't grow Maurice Kelsey's equipment and machinery have never been in such great shape. 

The Lenox dairy farmer can't get into his fields to plant anything, so he's been using the time to keep his equipment in tip-top shape. Kelsey plants 100 acres of oats, Plumbing Leak Caused Mold Inside The Wall 280 acres of corn and 80 acres of soybeans for his dairy cattle. His oats were in the ground in mid-April last year and his corn was in by the beginning of May. 

Nothing is in the ground yet. Morris Sorbello, an onion farmer in Granby, has planted a few onions but is waiting for his deep, Plumbing Leak Caused Mold Inside The Wall rich muck soil to dry out a bit before planting more. Onions need 100 to 120 days to grow, so he's worried he won't have a long enough growing season left. 

Warren Abbott, who grows berries, corn and apples in Lysander, said his strawberries are planted on raised beds, Plumbing Leak Caused Mold Inside The Wall so the water is not bothering them. But the cold temperatures mean the berries are nearly two weeks behind. Troubled waters The Seneca River rose 9 or 10 inches Wednesday, said Mark Bragman, the new owner of the Winds of Cold Springs Harbor Marina on Hayes Road, in Lysander. 

Boats were moved to higher ground and, Plumbing Leak Caused Mold Inside The Wall Bragman said, someone told him the river could rise 3 feet before it recedes. ''I can't afford 3 feet; my store will be underwater at that point" said Bragman, who said he bought the marina on Hayes Road April 1. "There's not a whole lot I can do except hope for the best. On Oneida Lake, 

Big Bay Marina in Brewerton hasn't opened either, Plumbing Leak Caused Mold Inside The Wall though water is receding from earlier this week, said Michael Ekiert, general manager. "We're behind the eight ball" Ekiert said. "We haven't had a chance to work on our docks. Water's up over our sidewalks". Bragman and Ekiert said it's the worst flooding since the mid-1990s. 

Some private roads around the Seneca River and Oneida Lake were flooded, but all public roads were open, Plumbing Leak Caused Mold Inside The Wall with one exception, said Peter Alberti, Onondaga County emergency management commissioner. The exception was Beach Road, Cicero, along Oneida Lake's Sandy Bay, which has been closed since Thursday. 

Sports sidelined The rotten weather is raining havoc on athletic schedules. Athletic Director Bruce Quimby, in Baldwinsville, said his calendar of spring sporting events had Xs marked on 66 events including Plumbing Leak Caused Mold Inside The Wall more washouts on Wednesday. His varsity boys and girls lacrosse teams have played one game on the school's grass field. 

He deadpanned that at least the rain Plumbing Leak Caused Mold Inside The Wall has saved the school money because he doesn't have to send his crew teams to Onondaga Lake. "They just row on our athletic field he said. Fayetteville-Manlius' varsity baseball team squeezed in 21/2 games between April 3 and 29. 

The varsity softball team has so many games rescheduled between today and  Plumbing Leak Caused Mold Inside The Wall May 19 that it will play every day but two (excluding Sundays). "It's abominable", said Athletic Director Rich Roy, of Fayetteville-Manlius High School. "I can't remember in my 25 years a worse spring.

Fowler High School Athletic Director Mike Clonan said schools are running out of time to squeeze in games before the playoffs. Umpires and Plumbing Leak Caused Mold Inside The Wall officials are at a premium because of the backlog of rescheduled events. Section III sent out notices allowing schools to reschedule 5-inning double-headers in softball. 

"We haven't played a home (baseball) game, yet, Clonan said. "We've had one game at Kirk Park against Fulton. It wasn't even our home game. It was Fulton's because Plumbing Leak Caused Mold Inside The Wall their field was under water. Bad for you? Yes, and no 

All the rain we've been getting has both good and bad health effects, Plumbing Leak Caused Mold Inside The Wall according to Dr. Irwin Berlin, chairman of the board of the American Lung Association of New York. Tree pollen in early spring causes many people, especially those with asthma, to sneeze, cough and wheeze. All the rain tends to clear the air of that pollen, he said. 

The downside of the rain is it will lead to increased mold growth, he said. As it becomes warmer outdoors, mold dries, Plumbing Leak Caused Mold Inside The Wall becomes airborne and irritates the lungs, he said. Young children and older people are at high risk of being affected by breathing in mold. 

Another potential negative is the abundance of rain might create more breeding grounds for mosquitoes that can spread disease like West Nile virus late in the summer, Plumbing Leak Caused Mold Inside The Wall he said. Temp site for work agency NY Works Inc. temporarily moved out of Franklin Center while the landlord cleaned lower-level offices inundated with sewage during the April 26 storm. 

The offices are being sanitized and carpet that was at first cleaned after the storm, Plumbing Leak Caused Mold Inside The Wall had to be ripped out and replaced, said Lenore Sealy, executive director of the non-profit job center. The work of helping people find new jobs, or get better ones, can't wait. 

For the time being, Plumbing Leak Caused Mold Inside The Wall staff members are meeting with clients in temporary offices at 450 S. Salina St. and across the street in the auditorium at the main branch of the Onondaga County Public Library. Any costs associated with the cleanup at the offices at 443 N. Franklin St. will be borne by the landlord, Sealy said. 

No one will be Plumbing Leak Caused Mold Inside The Wall allowed to return to the offices until state Department of Labor workplace hygienists inspect the offices, she said. 4/26 flooding aftermath Crouse Hospital canceled surgeries for several hours after part of its sub-basement flooded during the heavy rain April 26. 

The rooms reopened several hours later. Flooding also forced Upstate University Hospital to evacuate its lobby and Plumbing Leak Caused Mold Inside The Wall part of the second floor when a pipe carrying water from the roof through the building to the ground burst.

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