FONDA, N.Y. – A state of emergency was declared in Montgomery County after heavy rainfall caused flash flooding.
County Executive Matthew Ossenfort has declared a State of Emergency for Montgomery County beginning at 9 p.m. Friday and will remain in effect for a maximum of 30 days.
The emergency was declared due to severe damage to infrastructure throughout the county. Ossenfort said the conditions threaten the safety of residents.
Ossenfort directed all Montgomery County departments and agencies “to take whatever steps necessary to protect life and property, public infrastructure and provide such emergency services as deemed necessary.”
The State of Emergency also serves as a notice for all residents to not take unnecessary travel throughout the county.
The sheriff’s office confirms numerous reports of flooding in the county, including along the Van Wie Creek in the town of Glen.
The Montgomery County Emergency Management Office activated the Emergency Operations Center.
Route 67 is closed from Fort Johnston to Fulton-Montgomery Community College due to flooding and a mudslide.
Authorities advised residents along flood affected areas to evacuate as more heavy rain is expected. Officials confirmed emergency management crews performed several water rescues.