State of Emergency Lifted in Broome County

Broome County State of Emergency Lifted


(Binghamton, NY ) - Broome County Executive Jason Garnar is lifting the State of Emergency as of noon today. The public safety hazards that were created by the storm on May 1st have been resolved. The Office of Emergency Services will continue closely coordinating with NYSEG as they continue to restore power. NYSEG is still anticipating the vast majority of residents will have their power restored today with any remaining residents restored tomorrow. Dry ice and water distribution will continue until 8pm today as previously advertised.


At the storm’s peak Broome County had over 17,000 residents without power; currently, there are less than 3000. There were also about 100 roads that were impassable and now 5 that are still impacted. The 911 center received over 2000 storm related calls and dispatched responders to nearly 700 incidents. The Emergency Operations Center coordinated the response with several partner agencies, including: New York State Electric and Gas, NYS Office of Emergency Management, NYS Department of Transportation, NYS Police, American Red Cross, Broome County Sheriff’s Office, Broome County Health Department, and the Broome County Department of Public Works.

05/03/2017 - 1:03pm