State of emergency is still in effect for several towns in Steuben County
STEUBEN COUNTY, NY (WETM) – On August 22, Steuben County Public Safety Director Tim Marshall announced a state of emergency for the towns of West Union, Woodhull, Troupsburg, Tuscarora, Greenwood, Canisteo, Jasper and Addison. effect until further notice.
Many roads in these areas remain closed due to large debris and extensive damage.
The American Red Cross closed shelters that were in place in Corning and Canisteo. If people still need help finding shelter, they are asked to call 2-1-1.
The current road closures are still in place in Steuben County:
National Route 417, Town of Jasper, Woodhull, Tuscarora
State Route 36 in Jasper to County Route 100 in Tuscarora
National road 36, town of Canisteo
From departmental road 119 to the Canisteo Village line
County Road 21, City of Canisteo
From 4261, County Road 21 East to Chemin Lamphier
(4261-4157 RC 21)
County Road 85, Town of Tuscarora
State Route 417 South to Addison Back Road
(1647-1748 CR 85)
County Road 103, Town of Woodhull
(1553-1561 County Road 103)
County Road 129 / Mill Street, Town of Woodhull
From Main St south / east to State Route 417
(1571-1606, rue Mill and 5320-5821 CR 129)
County Road 31 / Milwaukee Road, Town of Canisteo
State Route 36 / south to Cline Hill Road
(3899-3587 County Road 31)
Many local roads are also badly damaged and caution is advised if driving in these areas. Travelers should follow the posted detours and visit 511NY.org for more information.
Help is on the way!
Steuben County has worked with local, state and federal agencies to provide support to the Woodhull area. Starting Monday, volunteers from the United Methodist Committee on Relief, Mennonite Disaster Services, Southern Baptists Disaster Relief and the American Red Cross will team up to provide support to the people of Woodhull affected by this devastating storm. These specialized and trained disaster teams will help residents clear mud and clean homes. They will also support some light construction work.
If you wish to help, a command center has been established at the Woodhull Community Center at 1585 Academy Street in Woodhull. There you will be placed in an organized team and receive basic training. Appropriate work clothing is required. Teams will begin deploying at 8 a.m. Monday morning and will work in the community of Woodhull until the job is complete.
Those who have suffered damage and need assistance can contact the 211 helpline by dialing 2-1-1 and providing their address, contact information and type of damage. Individuals will be put in contact with the appropriate community service organization who can assess their needs.
This is still an active disaster area … Please refrain from driving in this area unless you have specific business. Let road crews and organized volunteers do their jobs.