High winds and heavy rain caused floods in Northern New York. Flooded roads left hundreds of thousands without power. As of Saturday morning, more than 241,000 buildings and homes in New York were without electricity. Also, nearly 60 roads were closed.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo declared states of emergency for 12 New York counties. For this reason, Cleanup efforts are underway to help prevent mold and other damage to homes. To read the entire story written by By Mariel Padilla, and published in the New York Times, click here.
In addition to flash flooding, significant river flooding also occurred, causing rivers and streams to rise several feet in just a few hours. These water flooded fields and roads in the area, which severely restricted travel in the area.
Because of floods in Northern New York, the state estimates that millions of dollars in damage was done. Numerous state roads were damaged or destroyed and numerous people reported water in their basements. These wet conditions cause another perfect storm – mold growth – if water is not swiftly removed from flooded areas and proper cleanup procedures followed. For more information, read this post about flooding.