(DeRuyter, NY - Madison County) L Daniel S. Degear, the Chief Executive of the Town of DeRuyter, says parts of a declaration of a State of Emergency issued on July 1, 2013 have been extended because flood damaged roads are still unsafe for travel.
Town Supervisor DeGear tells 570 WSYR that Carey Road has sustained the most damage from flooding and 11 straight days of rain. He says he's doubtful that FEMA money will come through for repairs, but says the New York State Department of Transportation has taken care of much of the work this week. He says a $500,000 municipal bond approved by the town Board July 2, will not likely be needed.
On July 1, an official State of Emergency was declared, ordering Carey Road, Dublin Road, Chapman Road, Muller Hill Road, and Arnold Road closed to all travel "resulting from heavy flooding and debris in the roadways." Also ordered was a No-Wake Order on DeRuyter Lake, due to extremely high water levels.
Parts of the declaration, including the No-Wake order will continue "until removed by order of the Chief Executive and supersedes the previous order issued at 11:30 pm on July 1, 2013." The order may be renewed in (5)five-day increments.
The DeRuyter Town Board meets tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 to discuss the status of road repairs and plans to repair two severely flood-damaged homes.