Schenectady County is urging residents who live in low-lying areas or areas that frequently flood to stay vigilant over the next 48 hours.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for parts of the County, including Duanesburg, Rotterdam and the City of Schenectady as temperatures are expected to rise and melt snow and ice throughout the region.
“We encourage residents to stay away from rivers and streams during the flood watch, and encourage anyone who lives near the Mohawk River or whose property is prone to flooding to stay vigilant as higher temperatures melt snow and ice leftover from the latest winter storm,” said Schenectady County Legislator Tom Constantine, Chair of the Public Safety & Firefighting Committee. “The National Weather Service is a great resource for current weather warnings and also ways to prepare for and stay safe during a flood and other natural disasters.”
Schenectady County’s Emergency Management Office has contacted local police and fire departments to alert them of the situation and the County’s Auxiliary Police have been put on standby.
Residents can view the most up-to-date weather warnings and other weather-related information at www.weather.gov/aly/.
Flood safety tips and resources are available at www.weather.gov/safety/flood.