States of Emergency lifted in 12 counties
ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) -- States of Emergency have been lifted throughout New York, and now Governor Cuomo is deploying members of the National Guard to assist with response and clean-up.
As heavy rains and high winds caused flooding and power outages throughout most of the state, a State of Emergency was declared in 12 counties.
That extreme weather has caused nearly 60 road closures across the state and has left more than 241,000 buildings or homes without power, according to Cuomo's website.
"I am deploying 200 members of the National Guard to impacted areas to assist with response operations," Cuomo said. "These situations can be a matter of life and death."
Department of Transportation regional Crews were also engaged in flood and wind response activities. Statewide equipment numbers are as follows:
- 1,512 large dump trucks
- 45 loaders with grapple
- 18 vacuum trucks with sewer jet
- 35 tracked excavators
- 49 wheeled excavators
- 55 tractor trailers with lowboy trailer
- 15 tree crew bucket trucks
- 38 traffic signal trucks
- 7 water pumps
- 76 chippers