Major Flooding Underway

Posted on: December 25th, 2020 by Leslie_Zucker

The Eso­pus Creek is fore­cast to reach major flood stage this morn­ing. The Nation­al Weath­er Ser­vice has issued a flood warn­ing. You can mon­i­tor actu­al stream con­di­tions at the U.S. Geo­log­i­cal Sur­vey links for indi­vid­ual stream gages below:
If you are stay­ing in a home or rental prop­er­ty locat­ed adja­cent to a stream in the flood­plain, seek high­er ground imme­di­ate­ly. Call 911 if you are sur­round­ed by water. Local emer­gency ser­vices are trained in swift water res­cue techniques.

If you are not in imme­di­ate dan­ger — stay home if pos­si­ble. Low lay­ing sec­tions of roads near streams may be flood­ed and severe­ly dam­aged. Do not dri­ve through stand­ing water. Stream flows in the Catskills are pow­er­ful — roads, bridges and cul­verts may be com­plete­ly washed away leav­ing a gap­ing hole beneath the water sur­face. Wait for flood­wa­ters to recede and fol­low the guid­ance of local authorities.

Town of Shan­dak­en
Town of Olive
Town of Wood­stock
Town of Hur­ley
Ulster Coun­ty Emer­gency Management