Hurricane Irene: Deposit

By WBNG News

August 28, 2011 Updated Aug 28, 2011 at 8:16 PM EDT

Deposit, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Downed trees and power lines all over the Village of Deposit have emergency crews busy.

The Mayor declared a State of Emergency in the Village.

The Fire Department has been out since 5 A.M. Sunday getting trees cleaned up they say where they can.

Most of the damage in Deposit has been due to downed power lines and trees.

Parts of Old Route 17 are closed because a downed line across the road.

The Fire Department evacuated some homes on Airport Road and Dublin Street as a precautionary measure because of rising waters.

The Red Cross has set up a Disaster Relief team at the Village Fire Station where evacuated people can go and fire and police crews wait to assist.

"We've had a lot of wind damage. We've had several trees and power lines come down. We've had several light poles snap off, drop the power lines. On Dean Street, it knocked services off to about 10 houses. They are all down the road," said Shaun Rynearson, Fire Chief

Neighbors all along Front Street in the Town pf Deposit and Village of Deposit were working in the rain to clean up their yards of debris.

In the Town of Deposit, a huge tree fell in a backyard off Front Street around 2 P>M. Sunday. It did not hit any power lines but destroyed a dog kennel.