The Oneonta Fire Department is reminding home owners to be on alert.  With the recent snow and now rising temperatures, conditions could be ripe for basement flooding. Here's what OFD has to say on their Facebook page:

Please check your basement sump pumps TODAY!  Keep an eye on your basement during the thaw, and call 911 if the water levels get close to the furnace, water heater, or electrical. Be Prepared!

Needless to say, water and electric don't mix so just keep and eye on your basement through the next few days to be on the safe side.