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Approximately 250 evacuated from city of Oneida homes as CNY counties recover from floods

Madison County declared a state of emergency on Friday as it grapples with flooding in both the city of Oneida and the county as a whole. Approximately 250 people were evacuated from the community during the flooding.
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Oneida (WSYR-TV) – Madison County declared a state of emergency on Friday as it grapples with flooding in both the city of Oneida and the county as a whole.

Approximately 250 people were evacuated during the flooding.

City officials say around 150 homes in Oneida are underwater and about "one fifth to one quarter" of the city is under a significant amount of water.

Meanwhile, several other Central New York counties are emerging from flooding that arrived with heavy rains throughout the region.

On Friday morning, Oneida evacuated four streets – Sconondoa, Devereaux, Wilson, and Walnut – due to heavy flooding.

Rescue workers moved fast to help remove people and pets from flooded properties.

"I couldn't believe it, this is the worst I've ever seen it,” said Katherine Bernal, who lives in the area.

Red Cross moved its emergency center to a local YMCA in the Oneida area.

An 8 p.m. curfew is in effect in the city of Oneida.

Other communities in the area have loaned out payloaders and dump trucks in an effort to help Oneida clear out the remaining debris and water.

National Grid has been on the site shutting off power and gas in flooded homes.

Flooding also washed through Oneida County – including a portion of Utica and the suburb New Hartford – and Herkimer County.

Other Oneida County communities including Westmoreland and Clinton suffered significant damage as fast moving waters moved through.

The Red Cross is setting up a shelter at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica. The shelter for people forced from their homes due to flooding will be at the Jorgensen Center on MVCC's campus at 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica.

According to the NewsChannel 9 Storm Team, the village of Sherburne in Chenango County had the highest rain totals around noon.

Map of evacuated streets in Oneida:


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