Flash Floods Hit Sullivan County

Sep 19, 2012

Flash floods raced through Livingston Manor on Tuesday washing out bridges and roads.

The downtown area was under several inches of water with reports saying the community got some six inches of rain in a two hour period. The Cattail Creek overflowed its banks sending floodwaters into residential and business areas.


County Manager David Fanslau said county roads 149, 179, 96, 123, 19, 81 and 82 in the towns of Rockland, Callicoon and Neversink were closed Tuesday night, but were open and passable to school buses Wednesday morning.

In Ulster County, a state of emergency was declared in the Town of Shandaken because of flooding in Phoenicia and Oliverea. Several roads were closed in that area.

In the Columbia County community of Taghkanic, strong winds brought down trees and power lines late in the day.

There were also reported power outages in areas of the region.