State of Emergency issued for Chenango County

By WKTV News

CHENANGO COUNTY, N.Y. - A State of Emergency has been issued for Chenango County from pm Wednesday until further notice, according to Board of Supervisors Chairman Richard Decker.

The status of the State of Emergency will be re-evaluated at 7am Thursday. The hardest hit areas are in the Town and Village of Greene, Town of Coventry, Town of Bainbridge, Town of Afton, Town of Guilford and Town of Oxford.

Two to five inches of rain had fallen across Chenango County as of 2 p.m. on Wednesday. The National Weather Service reports the very heavy rain will continue for another 6-8 hours with widespread amounts of another three to five inches possible. Some areas of southern Chenango County could see rainfall amounts approaching 10 inches before the rain is done.

County officials said road closures would be updates as quickly as possible at www.chenangofireems.com. Also, residents are encouraged to sign up for free road closure, weather and emergency alerts at www.nyalert.gov.

People are reminded not to drive into areas of standing water. Also, if you live near a creek, stream, or a drainage that's running full, be ready to move at a moment's notice.

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