Cuomo Declares Disaster Emergency In Essex County

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo today surveyed flood damage in Moriah, Essex County, and declared a state disaster emergency for the county following heavy rains and strong winds there and in other parts of the state.

The North Country town had a collapse of its Broad Street Bridge, which the governor said is the most traveled bridge in the town with an average of 6,000 vehicles a day.

“These hard-hit communities need their roads and businesses open and a return to normalcy as quickly as possible,” Cuomo said. “I have directed state agencies to provide any and all assistance and to help coordinate county-wide clean-up and repair operations.”

The disaster declaration means the state will implement its emergency management plan, which includes work by a variety of state agencies to help in the repairs.

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