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Flooding in Mohawk Valley after overnight rain

 
Flooding in Mohawk Valley after overnight rain
Posted June 28th, 2013 @ 8:28am

HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say severe flooding from heavy rains is causing major problems in New York's Mohawk Valley.

Heavy rains Thursday and early Friday have caused the Mohawk River to overflow it banks where it traverses the southern end of Herkimer County, located 60 miles east of Syracuse.

A deputy with the county sheriff's office says Sheriff Christopher Farber isn't available to give details on the situation Friday morning because he's still trying to reach the county's emergency services center. The deputy tells The Associated Press, ``We're totally waterlogged right now.''

A woman answering the phone at the county's 911 center says emergency management officials were too busy to comment because ``everything is flooding.''

Here's video of the flooding in Fort Plain:

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