Delaware County: Irene Impact Monday

By WBNG News

Delaware County: Irene Impact Monday


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August 29, 2011 Updated Aug 29, 2011 at 3:21 PM EDT

Delhi, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Delaware County Emergency Services reports Arkville, Fleischmanns and Margaretville have extensive damage from Hurricane Irene.

Mutual aid teams are working on pumping out water in those areas.

The Villages of Margaretville and Fleischmanns are under a state of emergency. Delaware County asks people not to try to travel to those areas to view the damage. Onlookers are hampering recovery efforts.

A countywide State of Emergency remains in effect. All roads are closed to travel.

As of 10:35 am Monday, NYSEG's website showed 7,712 customers without power.

Delaware County EMS says the Towns of Franklin, Hancock, and Sidney have the largest number of outages.

(* Update 3:00 pm)

* Dry ice and bottled water will be available for residents without power at 6pm Monday at the following fire departments: Margaretville, Arkville, Franklin, Deposit, Hancock, Sidney, Unadilla, Otego and West Oneonta.

The emergency shelter at the United Methodist Church in Margaretville remains open. Social Services is also working to set up relief centers.

The East Branch of the Delaware River in Margaretville crested above historical flood values. Streams above the dam are receding.

The Pepacton Reservoir will crest Monday afternoon.

Delaware County says people and their communities in low lying areas below the dam should monitor water levels.

The West Branch of the Delaware River at Delhi and in Walton began to recede overnight.

Delaware County Offices are closed. SUNY Delhi cancelled all classes and the DC4 Daycare Center at SUNY Delhi is closed.

To contact Delaware County’s Emergency Operation Center call (607) 746-9600 with questions or concerns.

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