NEW YORK – SUNY Cortland facilities used by the New York Jets for training camp were not damaged by powerful storms that dumped heavy rain on central New York and caused widespread flooding.
While some roads in Cortland and Tompkins counties were washed out Thursday night by several inches of floodwater in some areas, SUNY Cortland spokesman Fred Pierce says the university was largely unaffected other than a few "basement issues." None of the major buildings or practice fields used by the Jets were flooded.
In a statement Friday, Pierce says the fields are "in good condition" and will be ready to be used by the team when it returns to practice Sunday. The Jets, who began holding camp in Cortland in 2009, are in Detroit for their preseason opener Friday night.