NY Issues Flood State of Emergency

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/16 2014 10:52AM

Updated 04/16 2014 06:17PM

ALBANY, N.Y. - Governor Cuomo has declared a flood state of emergency for Essex, Franklin, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties. 

A press release says during state of emergencies, critical resources that are normally restricted to state use are mobilized to assist local governments.  

"Last night, I declared a State of Emergency and activated the State Emergency Operations Center to provide support and deliver assets to communities experiencing flooding in the Mohawk Valley and the North Country,” Governor Cuomo said. "While the floods are now receding in some areas, I urge New Yorkers in impacted counties to stay safe, heed the advice of their local emergency first responders and look out for their friends and neighbors.” 

The state is monitoring flooding in the Upper Hudson and Upper Mohawk River basins. 

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