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Oneida County DPW prepared for potential flood

The Oneida County Department of Public Works prepares for potential floods.

Posted: Sep 10, 2018 11:45 PM

WHITESBORO- Coming into Monday, crews across the Oneida County prepared for the potential for flooding.

The Oneida County Department of Public Works had plenty of sand bags on hand, and they had crews traveling around the county monitoring everything.

One area they were keeping an eye on was the Sauquoit Creek near Whitesboro. According to Chris Burtch, the Deputy Commissioner for Highways and Bridges for Oneida County, they work with police and fire departments throughout the county to make sure nothing gets out of control.

"It's one of our top priorities. Everybody knows how damaging water can be," said Burtch. "There's nothing quicker to destroy property than water and we know with the frequency of what we had lately, we're very mindful to make sure we have crews out as soon as there's a problem," he added.

Burtch also said they pay close attention to the forecast in an effort to be prepared.

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