Gov Cuomo requests President Obama to issue disaster declaration following floods

Flooding in Oneida, Monday, July 1

Governor Andrew Cuomo requested Monday that President Barack Obama issue a major disaster declaration for the state of New York following the severe storms and major flooding that swept through Central New York last week.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a disaster declaration Friday afternoon for 15 counties, including Broome, Chenango, Herkimer, Madison, and Oneida. Madison County also declared a State of Emergency due to flooding across the county and in the City of Oneida.

At the height of the storm, Cuomo reports that more than 13,000 people were without power.

Read Cuomoâ??s letter to the president.