Tioga County Issues State of Emergency
Tioga County is under a State of Emergency. The remanence of hurricane Florence dropped a lot of rain over the Southern Tier during the overnight. One of the hardest hits areas has been Tioga County.
According to WBNG TV, Tioga County Legislative Deputy Chair Dale Weston has declared a State of Emergency for Tioga County due to flash flooding. They advise that there is to be no unnecessary travel throughout the County due to water over the roadways. Some state, county, and local roads are closed at this time due to water and debris in the roadways. They also advised that County roads are restricted to emergency vehicles only.
The flooding and flash flooding in our area has also caused the following school delays and closings; Chenango Valley is on a one-hour delay, Union-Endicott is on a 2-hour delay. Candor, Maine-Endwell, Oxford, Spencer-Van Etten, and Whitney Point are all closed for the day.
The rain is pretty much done in the Binghamton Area, but that doesn't mean the streams and rivers won't continue to rise. Stay tuned to 99.1 The Whale for updates throughout the day.