Recovery Underway in New York Region Hit by Flash Flooding


Clean-up and recovery efforts continued Wednesday in several upstate New York counties where flash flooding damaged homes, vehicles and infrastructure from the Finger Lakes region to the Binghamton area.

Tuesday’s pre-dawn downpours caused flash flooding that uprooted trees, inundated homes and swept away vehicles, boats and campers in towns between Seneca and Cayuga lakes, where the National Weather Service says some areas received six inches or more of rain during the heaviest deluges.
Death or injury was not reported.

“We have not seen anything I can remember from this area,” says Seneca County’s 911 operations manager, Brandi Godley. “Most people are still in trouble.”

Godley said the local emergency management authorities and public affairs teams checked on Wednesday at least 24 hours after the roads and bridges were damaged, the slopes hitting the water, the lakes surrounding the lakes, and the many wineries and vineyards.

Campers, vehicles, boats, trees and other debris were transported and injured by clogging the coastal lane of Lodi town in the south east of Seneca Lake.

“Our house was gone. Our craft went away. The new car we bought last week is gone, “says Karen Mott, WHEC-TV at Rochester. “But we had our truck, we had each other, and we had dogs. It’s really something. I can not ask for it from my greatest enemy. “

Gov. A state of emergency declared by Andrew Cuomo remains in effect in Seneca until August 21, and up to a dozen countries. On Tuesday, Democrat published Seneca and Broome after heavily damaged areas.
Cuomo ordered the New York State Guard to help rescue efforts by providing personnel and equipment to local emergency response agencies on roads that were washed or clogged with large trash heaps.

On Wednesday, the transport department of four counties mobilized additional state resources, including damage assessment teams, for the survey infrastructure. He also directed environmental protection and financial services teams to conduct flood response services, such as assessing leaks and assisting property owners with insurance claims.

“Nature Nature continues to change the scene a little,” he said at a press conference outside Binghamton on Tuesday. “This is a bit different than we have seen before. These are floods, but they are very dense cells that can release a lot of water in a very short time. “

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