Touring The Twin Tiers From The Sky

By Jenna Hanchard

September 8, 2011 Updated Sep 9, 2011 at 2:17 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) As the rivers begin to crest around the area, Action News took a look at the flood's destruction from a bird's eye view.

Action News has been on the ground-- wading knee deep in water to bring you pictures and video.

Now, we get a tour through the skies, looking down upon Broome, Chenango, Tioga and Susquehanna Counties.

The trip in the sky today provided a very comprehensive understanding of the totality of the devastation.

From 2,000 feet above the ground the flooding is vast.

The water has pushed out families, closed off roads and left communities with less than a flicker of life.

Water pours across several portions of Route 17 keeping people out of their homes.

In Tioga County water inundates the gateway into the Village of Owego.

The Village looks like a ghost town as cars remain on the side of 17 unable to enter.

In Broome County, water fills the Wal-mart parking lot just off of the Vestal Parkway.

In Johnson City, it's clear why BAE Systems employees were forced to evacuate.

The water completely surrounds the facility.

It's evident the water made its way over the flood wall in Johnson City.

The home depot appears as if it is wading in a pool of muddied water.

Over in Endicott, water traces around the holes of a popular golf course.

The greens at EnJoie are flooded out.

Conklin was one of the worst hit areas in 2006.

Now, it revisits a similar nightmare as water hugs homes throughout the town.

Water rises around parts of Susquehanna and Chenango counties.

Although the destruction is vast, meteorologists estimate this will be the worst.

Now communities are tasked to rise above the water.