Heavy rains Friday caused flooding in parts of the region. A state of emergency was declared for Montgomery County, New York as flooding lead to the closure of several roads and the evacuation of homes.
According the Leader-Herald, Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort declared the state of emergency around 9 pm Friday. Residents were urged to avoid unnecessary travel.
The Albany-area gets a quick demonstration of flash flooding … The National Weather Service defines a flash flood as "rapidly rising water that usually occurs within two hours of the start of high intensity rain." Wednesday afternoon In the city of Albany, it took little more than five minutes for mother nature to produce a small demonstration of the phenomenon.
The incessant rain is causing scores of problems in northern New York and Vermont - from flash flooding and road wash outs to train delays. With two drownings in the past 72 hours, officials are reiterating their call for caution.