Broome County Flood Update 5:00PM

  • All of Broome County remains under a State of Emergency.
  • Travel restriction limited to flooded areas.
  • Still looking at 4-5-thousand evacuees.
  • Town of Vestal under boil water advisory.
  • Town of Endicott's water well back on line. Boil water advisory is in effect until tests can be done to assure the water quality.
  • Town of Windsor boil water advisory continues.
  • NYSEG reports 3,800 customers still without power
  • Areas in Western Broome County are still at risk for flooding damage at this time.
  • In Eastern Broome County, a massive effort has been underway all day to check homes in the Town of Conklin. As of 5:00 p.m. all homes were checked and there are no fatalities.
  • Hundreds of fire, police and emergency service personnel are deployed throughout Broome County. Most are working in the Town of Conklin area. 150 firefighters from outside Broome County have been brought in, including a detachment from the New York City Fire Department.
  • Officers from New York City Police Department are here to help as well.
  • Units from across the state poured into Broome County this morning from as far away as Buffalo, Livingston County, Westchester County and New York City.
  • City of Binghamton updates should be gotten from the City of Binghamton.
  • Route 17 east and Route 17 westbound from the Route 26 bridge to the Broome Tioga border, still closed. Reports are that it is now dry and may open soon.
  • Route 17 in Tioga County is still a problem.
  • Rumors about the Sidney damn breaching are untrue at 5PM. There are regulated releases that are having some but minimal impact on the river level.
  • Road closures are now listed on www.goBroomeCounty.com and www.pressconnects.com
  • Water conservation is still encouraged throughout the entire Broome County region.
  • People absolutely cannot return to flooded areas. It is too dangerous and by going into these areas people are putting themselves and rescue personnel at risk.
  • National Guard units are still in the area helping with the search and rescue efforts.
  • Still more than a thousand evacuees are at the Binghamton University Events Center.