Delaware County Cleans Up After Hurricane Irene

By Brandi Devine

August 29, 2011 Updated Aug 29, 2011 at 6:26 PM EDT

Delaware County (WBNG Binghamton) The State of Emergency has been lifted for Delaware County, with the exception of the town of Middletown and Roxbury.

Margaretville Methodist Church on Church Street has been designated as a safe place for people to stay, get food stamps, or any other immediate needs.

The Governor's office reported more than 150 residents were evacuated in Delaware County alone.

Social Services has also been working to make sure there are shelters available.

There is still a travel advisory for Delaware County with flood levels in the towns Margaretville and Fleischmanns reaching close to 10 feet.

People still need to take caution when traveling through these areas.

"The rivers in general started to recede during the middle of the night and that's made a big difference in terms of trying to get at things," says Commissioner of Watershed Affairs,Dean Frazier.

Dean Frazier, Commissioner of Watershed Affairs says that in places like Margaretville, water and power are not the only problems.

"We're having a great deal of trouble trying to keep people who just want to come in and see what happened out of the way," says Frazier.

Frazier says they can't keep people safe, if they won't stay out of unsafe areas.

Green Thumb Nursery in Hamden, NY is also recovering from Irene.

The hurricane wiped out the nursery.

Chris Mignier, part owner of the nursery has been dealing with flooding for more than 5 years.

He says that he built a dyke to help prevent some flooding, but Irene got the best of them this year.

"You can't get too excited. What are you doing to do? You can't do too much about the weather and we'll survive it," says Green Thumb owner, Chris Mignier.

It's that positive attitude that will get people through the aftermath of Irene.

Again, There is still a travel advisory in Delaware County and the town of Middletown is under curfew until dawn.