Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has issued a disaster declaration because of severe storms and flooding for 15 counties, including St. Lawrence County.
Gov. Cuomo activated the state Office of Emergency Management to closely monitor the affected areas and assist counties with rescue and recovery efforts.
The counties covered under the disaster declaration include Broome, Chenango, Clinton, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego, Tioga, Schoharie, St. Lawrence and Warren counties.