Delaware County Recovers From Storm

By WBNG News

October 1, 2010 Updated Oct 1, 2010 at 8:04 PM EDT

Hancock, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Parts of Delaware County remain under a State of Emergency this evening as the East Branch of the Delaware River continues to rise.

And with more than 7 inches of rain reported in parts of our viewing area, many families brace for evacuation.

Action News Reporter Leigh Dana continues our storm coverage from Delaware County.

Families look on at the gushing East Branch of the Delaware River, as the county remained in a state of emergency for most of the day.

"We've seen refrigerators and all kinds of good stuff floating down from here," said Reverend Ernie Thomas.

All roads and schools were closed as areas experience flooding, as well as downed trees and power lines.

In the village of Hancock, the Conklin Family braces for evacuation just in case -- as they live about 40 feet from the river.

"Until somebody comes, the fire department came last time and told us we had to get out of here in the middle of the night. So depending on how high the water gets when it crests," said Judy Conklin.

A garden in their backyard already sits underneath the rising water.

"I've already got some stuff put together and ready to go," she said.

"I just hope it doesn't keep raining, because if it does, it's going to keep getting deeper and deeper and then I am thinking about the run off off the mountains here," said Thomas.

A waterfall rushing down on to ONW Road in the Village of East Branch. Firefighters tell Action News what happened is too much rain caused the creeks in the mountain to overflow and a mud slide literally came rushing down, sometime during the early Friday morning hours.

"The road is closed and hopefully we'll get the town here to clean it up," said volunteer firefighter, Tom McGlone.

Some homes are surrounded by a few inches of water.

Other neighbors living along the banks are crossing their fingers that it doesn't get any worse.

In Delaware County, Leigh Dana, WBNG TV Action News.

Some areas in Delhi were evacuated this morning.

A state of emergency still remains there along with Colchester, Davenport, Hamden, Kortright and Walton.

Travel is limited to emergency traffic only.