Highland Falls, New York — Emergency Declaration has been issued. orange county Governor Kathy Hochul said it was due to “life-threatening” flooding from storms and heavy rains that passed through the tristate region on Sunday.
The governor said the governor’s office is in close contact with local authorities and state agencies are supporting search and rescue efforts.
Officials said at least one person had died in torrential rains and flooding.
County executive Steve Neuhaus told CBS New York that a woman had been evacuated from her home in Highland Falls due to massive flooding. said to have been swept away by The woman was later found dead. Neuhaus said the dog was found and taken in by neighbors.
Neuhaus said the Highland Falls area and southern Orange County were the hardest hit.
Residents were asked to stay in their homes and off the road.
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