Recovery Underway In Upstate Counties Hit By Flash Flooding
LODI, N.Y. (AP) — Clean-up and recovery efforts are underway in several upstate New York counties where flash flooding damaged homes, vehicles and infrastructure from the Finger Lakes region to the Binghamton area.
A state of emergency declared by Gov. Andrew Cuomo remains in effect until Aug. 21 in more than a dozen counties. Cuomo issued the declaration Tuesday after touring areas of Seneca and Broome counties where the damage was the most severe.
Tuesday's pre-dawn downpours caused flash flooding that uprooted trees, flooded homes and swept away vehicles, boats and campers in towns between Seneca and Cayuga lakes.
There were no reports of fatalities or injuries.
Cuomo ordered the New York National Guard to help with recovery efforts in Seneca County, where several roads are washed out or blocked by piles of debris.