Margaretville Under Water

By Sam Gaddes

August 28, 2011 Updated Aug 29, 2011 at 11:36 AM EDT

Village of Margaretville, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Flash flooding takes a big toll on eastern Delaware County.

Main Street in Margaretville is completely under water.

Residents had to be evacuated using the fire stations ladder truck as well as rescue boats.

Bails of hay, propane tanks and fuel oil tanks were swept from their original locations and were found all up and down Main Street.

Fire police assessed the damage.

Delaware County Emergency Services says Margaretville is completely inundated. Gaining access to those in need has been hampered by local road flooding.

The Village is currently without water. The State Emergency Management Office has been contacted to provide water to the Margaretville Hospital.

The residents that were evacuated took refuge in the Fire Station.

"We have rescued 20 or 30 out of the Village so far at this point we have got every one who wanted to be rescued we are now going to the out lying areas," said Gene Rosa, Margaretville Fire Chief.

"I went to my door and the firemen where there and they said, do you want to get out, Nina? and I said yes, I had to go up the ladder," said Nina Johnson, Margaretville.

The Fire Station is housing 100 people now, according to Delaware County Emergency Services.

The United Methodist church is also open to people who had to evacuate.

Governor Cuomo met with local officials in the Village Sunday morning. Cuomo was on his way to New York City when he stopped in the Town to assess the flood damage.