Gov. Cuomo issued a state of emergency yesterday for over 15 counties experiencing severe weather, including Broome, Cortland and Onondaga counties.
The announcement came after Cuomo visited flooded areas and damaged property in Seneca and Broome counties yesterday.
At the Governor’s direction, the State Emergency Operations Center has been elevated to a Level 3 and additional agencies have been deployed to assist with logistics, transportation and technical rescue, and to coordinate any response efforts in impacted counties.
Regional emergency response teams are activated and are in close contact with community leaders and emergency responders.
Flash flood watches remain in affect for nearby counties and the state of emergency will remain in effect until Monday the 21st.