St. Lawrence County declares state of emergency in the face of continued flooding threat
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 3:07 pm

CANTON -- A state of emergency has been declared in St. Lawrence County due to flooding and will remain in effect for up to five days.

In addition, two local emergency orders are also in effect in the towns of Brasher and Stockholm.

Several roads have been closed in Winthrop, South Edwards and Brasher  due to flooding. For details, view earlier story.

The state of emergency was imposed “due to consistent flooding conditions that pose a threat to life and property,” said Jonathan Putney, chair of the St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators.

Such emergency orders are issued in order to protect life and property and to allow emergency and municipal personnel time to bring the emergency conditions under control, the declaration from Putney said.

No specific emergency provisions were stated. Such a declaration is frequently a prelude to a request for state and federal funds to help with the emergency and its aftermath.