Cuomo declares state of emergency in Steuben County, state agencies respond

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Cuomo said there was widespread flash flooding in parts of Steuben County Wednesday evening. He said there have been several water rescues and evacuations. A 17-person Swift Water Rescue crew including Department of Environmental Conservation, State Police and Office of Fire Prevention and Control personnel were deployed and responded to flooded homes in six different municipalities.

According to a news release sent by the governor’s office, Steuben County estimates more than 120 homes were damaged. Shelter supplies were at the Woodhull Fire Department to help with evacuations. Steuben County remains in a local state of emergency that prohibits travel.

“We’re declaring a state of emergency in Steuben County as State agencies and all available resources remain on the ground responding to the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred, and we continue to assist local partners helping communities recover in affected areas,” Governor Cuomo said. “While this system has begun moving out of the state, our work is not over and all New Yorkers should know that state resources remain available to any locality in need of support.”

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