Flood warning in Allegany County; Cuomo declares emergency in Steuben – Olean Times Herald

YORKS Nook — A flood warning was prolonged in southeast Allegany County on Thursday As a Outcome o…….


YORKS Nook — A flood warning was prolonged in southeast Allegany County on Thursday As a Outcome of of remnants of Tropical Storm Fred, the placeas the neighboring county noticed a state of emergency declared.

A flood warning was issued as quickly as extra at 1:40 p.m. Thursday, and prolonged to Thursday night.

Route 19 Inside the metropolis of Prepared was closed, the Nationwide Climate Service reported, As properly as to completely different metropolis and county roads.

Between 3 and 5 inches of rain have been reported Wednesday, the placeas As a lot as 1 / 4 inch of rain was additionally reported Thursday.

Officers instruct drivers to maintain away from flooded roadways, as Almost all of flood deaths happen in automobiles.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in Steuben County due to flooding damage. A lot of the flooding reviews have been Inside the Canisteo River and Tuscarora Creek basins, collectively with Woodhull, Jasper and Addison.

“We’re declaring a state of emergency in Steuben County as State businesses and all out there assets stay on The beneathside responding to the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred, and we proceed To assist native companions serving to communities recuperate in affected spaces,” Cuomo said. “While This method has begun shifting out of the state, our work Isn’t over and all New Yorkers ought to know that state assets stay out there to any nativeity in want of assist.”

Cuomo introduced a 17-particular person Swift Water Rescue crew collectively with Division of Environmental Conservation, State Police and Office Of hearth Prevention and Administration particular personnel was deployed and responded to a quantity of flooded homes in six completely different municipalities.

Steuben County officials estimated Greater than 120 homes have been damaged by floodwaters.

Steuben County was beneath An space state of emergency prohibiting journey Inside the Cities of West Union, Woodhull, Troupsburg, Tuscarora, Greenwood, Canisteo, Hornellsville, and Jasper.

By way of the in a single day hours, Swiftwater rescue teams from the State Office Of hearth Prevention and Administration assisted eight people from homes Inside the Town of Addison, the place the southern portion of the village was evacuated due to extreme floodwaters alongside Tuscarora Creek.

Thursday morning, residents who have been evacuated have been allowed to return to their homes, although many native and state roads stay closed, collectively with parts of State Routes 417, 36 and 248. The Office Of hearth Prevention and Administration additionally responded to a Norfolk Southern practice derailment in a single day, although no accidents have been reported.

American Purple Cross Shelters are open and receiving evacuees On the Canisteo Volunteer Hearth Division and Corning Highschool, the place the State Division of Homeland Safety and Emergency Providers provided assets For about 60 residents. Further assets are being deployed to Steuben County To assist People Who’ve been displaced by the in a single day flooding.

The state Division of Transportation is presently performing damage evaluation alongside 10 state extremeways that have been closed due to flooding and offering evaluation teams to native extremeway departments, as wanted.