COVERT, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say flash flooding caused by heavy rains has inundated roads and damaged homes in sections of the Finger Lakes region.

The Seneca County Sheriff's Office has issued a no unnecessary travel alert Tuesday morning after roads flooded in four towns in the southern end of the county between Seneca and Cayuga lakes.

The National Weather Service says up to 5 inches of rain has fallen in that area, prompting a flash flood emergency alert that advises residents to seek higher ground.

The weather service says emergency crews are on the scene working to evacuate residents.

There are no reports of injuries.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office says he's headed to Seneca County to survey the storm damage. The Democrat's office says he'll hold a news conference around 10 a.m. at a campground in the town of Lodi.