Picente Declares State of Emergency in Oneida County
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has declared a state of emergency in Oneida County due to the damage caused by yesterday’s flooding.
There is currently no imminent danger due to rain fall, however, in order to begin the process of potentially securing state and federal funds to deal with the damage and aftermath of Saturday’s flooding, a state of emergency is being declared retroactively.
While travel is not restricted, Picente continues to urge drivers to use extreme caution when traveling in and about the Utica-area, as several roads are still compromised. Residents should also continue to avoid areas of standing water as they could contain contaminants.