September 8, 2011
Picente Declares State of Emergency
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today declared a State of Emergency in Oneida County as County government and all of its local municipalities are dealing with the effects of heavy rainfall.
There have been reports of flash flooding throughout the County, which has led to blocked storm drains and surface street closings. It will take days for the floodwaters to recede and for public works crews to clear debris and fully assess the damage.
Citizens are urged avoid any unnecessary travel. All persons should stay away from any rushing water and should seek higher ground in the face of rising flash flood waters.
The State of Emergency shall remain in effect for the next five days unless sooner terminated by the County Executive.
All municipalities as well as residents should contact the Oneida County Emergency Services Department or in an emergency dial 911.