The person responsible for hiding this cache ten years ago also weighed in posting, “I have been watching the news. I am so glad you guys are okay! Yes, you don't want to be in there after a rain. Or during a rain. Or if it is supposed to rain.”
That person later posted a warning to future geocache seekers that caution should be used when entering that cave area during or after a rain storm of if one is forecasted.
From this geocaching site it appears that perhaps hundreds of cache seekers have found this particular cache over the years without any prior incidents being reported.
Rochester Fire Department spokesman Lt. Ted Kuppinger is also someone who has played the geocache game in the past and he offered some additional advice to others.
"It's difficult because you're invested in it you want to find something like that so people will probably try to push themselves more than they should but you need to be prudent about what you're capable of doing,” Lt. Kuppinger said. “Where they were is typically probably a fairly dry area so circumstances were unusual for them but again prudence is; look at what you're doing, look at your situation, take in your surroundings, and look at the bigger picture don't get mono-focused on what you're trying to accomplish look at the bigger picture and say is this safe or should I come back another day?”