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June 28, 2013

Falls spared worst of the area flooding

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"It was a fast rain," Kinney said. "When you get so much so fast, if any of the catch basins are blocked up it causes problems." 

Kinney said minor flooding issues were reported in a few other parts of the city, but his department was not aware of any major problems as of around 6 p.m. Friday. 

"I guess I'm kind of crossing my fingers and hoping we weathered the worst part of the storm today," Kinney said.

The situation was far different in other parts of the state where dozens of homes in some communities were underwater. The Associated Press reported that Cuomo's disaster declaration covered Broome, Chenango, Clinton, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego, Tioga, Schoharie, St. Lawrence and Warren counties. Cuomo activated the New York State Office of Emergency Management (NYSOEM) to closely monitor the impacted areas and to assist counties with ongoing rescue and recovery efforts.

"The state is taking action to provide immediate assistance and support to counties in the Mohawk River Valley which are experiencing floods,"Cuomo said. "I will be closely monitoring the situation and my administration will continue to coordinate with first responders in all of the affected flooded areas. I urge New Yorkers in these areas to monitor news reports and follow directions from emergency personnel on the ground."

New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) Commissioner Jerome M. Hauer said, "With more rain in the forecast, there is a potential for more flooding in more areas in the region. We are asking people to stay alert, listen to emergency instructions and cooperate with local officials if needed."

Weather forecasts in the Buffalo area called for spotty rain and possibly thunderstorms to continue today, with temperatures expected to be in the mid 70s. 

 

 

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