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Herkimer County will be under State of Emergency through end of 2019

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Herkimer County has extended its State of Emergency to Dec. 31 as crews across the county continue to address the widespread flood damage caused by the storm on Halloween.

Posted: Nov 27, 2019 2:58 PM
Updated: Nov 27, 2019 3:02 PM

Herkimer County has extended its State of Emergency to Dec. 31 as crews across the county continue to address the widespread flood damage caused by the storm on Halloween.

Director of Emergency Services, John Raymond, says total damages in Herkimer County total around $10 million.

“The sheer magnitude of the flood is the reason why we’re extending the state of emergency,” Raymond said. “The Herkimer County Highway Department has crews working out in the field, many towns and villages are still trying to recover. Meanwhile, we still have lots of people displaced from their homes.”

Raymond says the initial declaration helped county officials quickly secure a contract for the repair of Dairy Hill Road in the Town of Salisbury, and continuing the State of Emergency will make it easier to procure the resources needed to continue recovery efforts.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says repairing damages caused by the Halloween floods across the state will cost upwards of $33 million.

All residents in need of assistance with debris removal, or who have significant damage to their home should call 211 or 1-844-342-5211 to report any issues.

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