Gov. Kathy Hochul has declared a State of Emergency for Ontario County in response to significant flooding that occurred in the Canandaigua area as a result of heavy rainfall.
The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) has dispatched personnel from the Office of Emergency Management and Office of Fire Prevention and Control to assist in the local response efforts, according to the governor’s office.
Swift water rescue teams, comprising personnel from State Parks and State Fire, are conducting welfare checks door-to-door in neighborhoods heavily impacted by the flooding. DHSES staff is also embedded with the Ontario County Emergency Operations Center to facilitate local requests for assistance.
"Due to increasingly dangerous conditions, I am expanding our State of Emergency to Ontario County,” Hochul said. “State personnel are on the ground and supporting local response efforts."
The American Red Cross is currently operating at Canandaigua's Town Hall to provide aid and support to affected individuals in Ontario County.