Canajoharie under boil water advisory

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 8/22 3:17 pm

CANAJOHARIE, N.Y. -- The Director of Emergency Services for Montgomery County says the Village of Canajoharie suffered the most damage from Thursday night's flooding.

The rain continued in the village of Canajoharie on Friday morning, and a DPW shed was flooded out last night.

Montgomery County is under a State of Emergency, and Jeffery Smith, the Director of Emergency Services has been assessing the damage all morning long.

The Village mayor, Francis Avery, says their drainage system was overwhelmed by the heavy rain fall Thursday night.

“We had about four inches of water in approximately two hours,” he said.

Officials say neighboring villages were called to help out -- pumping about 44 different homes.

The rushing flood waters damaged homes and infrastructure, including the DPW shed and the village Water Filtration Plant, contaminating the drinking water. A boil water advisory is now in effect for Canajoharie.


0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of FOX23 News.

No comments yet!
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.