Broome County Emergency Services: "Be Ready To Move!"

By Brennan Smith

Town of Chenango, near Route 12


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September 7, 2011 Updated Nov 2, 2013 at 1:47 PM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Broome County Emergency Services are prepping for flash floods.

Fire Departments are on the ground helping evacuate residents who live near flooding creeks.

There's no major river flooding yet, but Emergency Services says if you live by a river to be alert.

Wednesday afternoon, they're dealing with flooding at Nanticoke Creek in West Corners.

"The biggest thing is, if you live near a creek, stream, or a drainage that's running full, by all means, be ready to move at a moment's notice. We're keeping an eye on them the best we can, but really, residents along the creeks are our best eyes, and by all means don't drive through any water running across the roadways because you don't know whether the road is there or not," said Brett Chellis from Broome County Emergency Services.

Emergency Services is expecting to contend with two to four inches of rain today.

It says it is ready to respond if more rain falls than what is expected.