Flood waters invade Tioga County (with photos)

By Jillian Marshall

August 9, 2013 Updated Aug 12, 2013 at 10:46 AM EDT

Berkshire, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Berkshire has had over five inches of rain over the past two days causing significant flooding not seen since Sept. 2011.

The overflowing Owego Creek spilled over onto side roads in the Tioga County community.

The creek runs parallel to Route 38 and left flood water and debris in neighboring yards and roads, like on Brown Road.

Town board member John Stoughton (D) says the run off from the hillsides only ads more water.

Stoughton says a creek on Ford Hill is usually always dry, but the overabundance of water made it a fast moving water way.

The now water-filled creek caused damage along Akins Road where water eroded part of the pavement.

Farther up Ford Hill, the same creek moved debris down the mountain and pulled a guard rail approximately 20 ft. off of the road.

"The town is out cleaning up the debris, cleaning up the trees and stuff that are blocking the creeks and the ditches and everything," Stoughton said. "They've been running since early this morning."

There were no evacuations in the town of Berkshire.

Stoughton warns people to stay out of the flood waters and not to drive through standing water on the roads.