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State Of Emergency Declared In Montgomery County Due To Flooding

Heavy rains Friday caused flooding in parts of the region. A state of emergency was declared for Montgomery County, New York as flooding lead to the closure of several roads and the evacuation of homes.

According the Leader-Herald, Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort declared the state of emergency around 9 pm Friday. Residents were urged to avoid unnecessary travel.

Homes were evacuated along Argersinger Road in the town of Root, and Noonan road in Amsterdam.

Flash flood warnings were issued Friday for Fulton and Montgomery County due to the heavy rainfall. The state of emergency was declared to remain in effect for 30 hours.

Lucas Willard is a reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011.