*REVISED* VOLUNTARY EVACUATION FOR SOUTH TROY AND PARTS OF LANSINGBURGH (7:58 AM)

August 28, 2011 at 8:56pm

VOLUNTARY EVACUATION FOR SOUTH TROY AND PARTS OF LANSINGBURGH

 

(TROY, NY – August 28, 2011)  An immediate voluntary evacuation of the following parts of Troy is being called:

 

  • All neighborhoods from Ferry Street to the Troy-Menands Bridge and from the riverfront to 5th Ave
  • All neighborhoods from 112th Street to 126th from the riverfront to 4th Ave

 

Residents in these neighborhoods are strongly encouraged to seek alternate shelter.  The mandatory evacuation has been rescinded but voluntary is still in effect.  The National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service has revised downward the flood stage from Major State to Moderate Stage.   The Hudson River at Troy is currently at 24.83 feet and expected to crest at 25.4 feet after 12 PM today. 

Lansingburgh High School and Troy High School are available for emergency shelter operations now.  Pets will NOT be allowed.  the Hudson-Mohawk Humane Society in Menands will be to accept pets. 

 

Residents are reminded to gather the following for the evacuation: medications, provisions for sleeping, personal care items, and extra clothing. 

 

Portions of the City’s riverfront including Riverfront Park in downtown and 1st Ave in Lansingburgh have seen minor flooding already occurring.  Water levels are anticipated to rise continuously throughout the night and reach major flood stage as early as noon on Monday or as late as 3 PM.

 

As information becomes available, media will be contacted and residents can follow any updates by visiting www.facebook.com/troy518.

 

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