OSWEGO COUNTY DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO FLASH FLOODING

OSWEGO COUNTY DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO FLASH FLOODING

OSWEGO COUNTY – Oswego County Legislature Chairman James Weatherup declared a state of emergency in Oswego County at 2:20 p.m. today, June 20, due to flash flooding.

“Flash flooding has created dangerous conditions in the Town of Oswego, the City of Oswego, the City of Fulton, and other locations in Oswego County,” Legislature Chairman Weatherup said. “We ask people in these areas to be extremely cautious in traveling in these areas. Do not drive over flooded roads. People with life-threatening emergencies should call 911.”

The Town of Oswego declared a state of emergency at 11 a.m. this morning and closed all roads to unnecessary travel due to flash flooding. The City of Oswego has issued a travel advisory.

“Several communities have reached out to County Emergency Management for assistance during the storm and its aftermath today,” Oswego County Emergency Management Director Dale A. Currier said. “The National Weather Service indicates more than three inches of water fell between the City of Oswego and Hannibal during the height of the storm. While weather conditions have eased this afternoon, conditions in these municipalities are still dangerous and people should be extremely cautious.

“Do not drive or walk through flooded waters,” Currier stressed. “You may not be able to see hazards under the water. Turn around, don’t drown.”

“Oswego County’s Emergency Management Office, Fire Coordinator’s Office, Highway Department, E-911Communications Center and others are assisting local municipalities through this emergency,” Legislature Chairman Weatherup said. “We urge people to follow the directions of local officials and stay off the roads until the flash flooding has subsided.”