Flood Warning Issued for Steuben
This morning, the National Weather Service extended the flood warning for Steuben County and several other counties until 6:45 this morning. Emergency management and automated gauges reported continued impacts from earlier heavy rain in the warned area as flooding is ongoing. Some additional rain is expected, but between 1 and 2 inches of rain fell earlier last night. Some locations that will or have already experienced flooding include: Corning, Penn Yan, Bath, Campbell, Benton, Urbana, Caton, Potter, Painted Post, Addison, Woodhull, Hornby, Tyrone, Middlesex, Howard, Jasper, Thurston, Pulteney, South Corning and Italy. Minor flooding occurred along the Cohocton River between Bath and its confluence with the Chemung River. Water may also be high for the Mud Creek to where it drains into the Cohocton River in Savona. Low lying roads along these streams may be flooded.
Local Trick-or-Treating Begins Tonight
Trick-or-Treating kicks off locally today as Arnot Mall holds a Trunk or Treat - 3 - 5PM at the Event Center parking lot. Then, the Central Steuben Chamber of Commerce of Bath hosts Trunk or Treat in Pulteney Park from 6 - 8PM while Trick-or-Treating in the Town of Bath is also 6-8pm. On Halloween Night, Hammondsport has a costume parade from 5-6pm and a contest to follow at 6:30pm.The same night, Painted Post will have Trick-or Treat from 6 - 8PM
Hochul Talks FEMA Funding at Yesterday’s Corning Inc. Visit
Yesterday, Governor Kathy Hochul visited Corning Inc.’s Innovation Support Center to celebrate Manufacturing Month, which is this month. She also recognized Corning Inc. and its role in packing and manufacturing over three billion vials and doses for the COVID-19 vaccine made of Valor Glass manufactured in Big Flats. Hochul also called on Steuben County residents to help the State make FEMA reverse its denial of individual aid to flood victims after its October 13th decision denying individual aid to Steuben County residents who suffered damage from Tropical Storm Fred in mid-August. Hochul said the State is appealing and needs the victims’ help, remarking: “So what I’m calling on everyone to do, if you have damage, please document it. It’ll help us make our case.”
Online Form Can Help Repeal FEMA’s Assistance Denial for Steuben
State Senator Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano joined other local Southern Tier-area lawmakers yesterday in alerting Steuben County residents impacted by flooding from Tropical Storm Fred in August that the state has established a new online form that residents can fill out and submit to assist New York’s efforts to appeal a recent decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) denying Individual Assistance to flooding victims. Lawmakers said that they are “very disappointed with the decision made by FEMA in regards to Individual Assistance for our area residents that were devastatingly impacted by Tropical Storm Fred. ” Governor Kathy Hochul is appealing the FEMA decision.
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office Shares Halloween Safety Tips
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office shares a few tips to prepare our communities for a Safe Halloween weekend. All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant. Adults should accompany young children and traveling with groups is recommended. Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down and have flashlight with fresh batteries or glowsticks. Teach children never to enter a house or a car and only go to homes with a porch light on. Agree on a specific time children should return home. And, a good meal prior to trick-or-treating is recommended to discourage youngsters from eating Halloween Treats on the road.