Flood Update for June 30th 9:30PM

  • NYSEG is distributing dry ice in Apalachin only at Station #1, Apalachin fire department, Pennsylvania Avenue, Apalachin.
  • Broome County Sheriff's Department in conjunction with the Town of Conklin and other Emergency Services Personnel are allowing some families evacuated from the Town of Conklin to return to their homes briefly to check on their homes and to get pets, personal items and medicine. They can only do certain sections of the Town at specific times. Currently they are allowing only individuals who live in homes SOUTH of Powers Road to the Corporate Park from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The media needs to try to keep this updated information before the public (this is a sensitive issues and you will get calls). They will expand the number of zones in the days to come. This is a high priority for Town officials, Police and Emergency Services personnel but public safety must come first!
  • ASPCA will announce tomorrow operational plans for pet rescue in flood areas where evacuations have occured.
  • Flood water information as of mid afternoon flood stages were at the following levels:
    • Chenango Forks was below 10 feet, which is flood stage
    • Conklin had receded to almost flood stage, which is 11 feet
    • Vestal was still at 9 feet above their flood stage level of 18 feet
  • The old Vestal bridge will remain closed for the time being until it has been inspected.
  • There are currently 250 people remaining in the event center, 30 of which are special needs people. Approximately 100 of these evacuees from Woodburn 1 housing project.