Barbara Fiala Tours Delaware County Devastation

By Jenna Hanchard

August 31, 2011 Updated Aug 31, 2011 at 6:38 PM EDT

Barbara Fiala was Broome County Executive during the damaging floods of 2006.

Tuesday, she toured the devastation in Delaware County in the Villages of Margaretville and Fleischmanns.

The former Broome leader says the floods of 2006 was an extremely difficult time for the County.

Now, as Commissioner of the State Department of Motor Vehicles, Fiala wants to lend her support to those affected in all areas especially in Delaware County.

"My advice here is to try to pace themselves with the clean up because it can be overwhelming. It always amazes me the force of water what it can do and the devastation is certainly and example," says Fiala.

While Delaware County waits for federal assistance they are asking people to but off the streets from dusk to dawn.

A curfew has been put in place for the Town of Middletown.

This is in affect from 5 p.m. through 7 a.m. .

Officials say it will be enforced and they will be patrolling the area.

They don't want to give out tickets, but they do want people out the streets.

It's because many buildings and roads are unstable and officials do not want residents getting hurt and they need to make the clean up process efficient.