Cuomo Declares Disaster in New York After Severe Flooding (+Live Stream)

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
June 28, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a disaster for Mohawk Valley and North Country counties after severe flooding, according to reports.

“The State is taking action to provide immediate assistance and support to counties in the Mohawk River Valley which are experiencing floods,” said Cuomo in a statement issued on Friday afternoon.

Broome, Chenango, Clinton, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego, Tioga, Schoharie, St. Lawrence, and Warren counties were listed under the disaster declaration, the governor’s office said.

He added, “I will be closely monitoring the situation and my administration will continue to coordinate with first responders in all of the affected flooded areas. I urge New Yorkers in these areas to monitor news reports and follow directions from emergency personnel on the ground.”

Cuomo is slated to give a live update of the situation at 3 p.m. 

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.