Hundreds of Herkimer County residents have been displaced by the flooding. Some people are staying with relatives while others are in shelters set up by the Red Cross. Our Iris St. Meran was at one in Utica on the campus of Mohawk Valley Community College and has the latest.
UTICA, N.Y. -- There were 23 people that stayed at this shelter on Friday night and they're all from Herkimer. The Red Cross has provided cots for people to sleep on, as well as food. This shelter will be open as long as necessary.
There were seven volunteers there on Friday night. That number could change depending on if more people need the shelter in the coming days.
There's still a lot of damage assessment that needs to be done in Herkimer County.
We spoke with one woman who is staying in the shelter. She says her car was submerged in the parking lot and the basement of her apartment had flooded. She doesn't know when she'll be allowed back, but is happy to have a place to go.
The Red Cross may go out and do mobile feeding if needed.
Residents in Herkimer and Oneida County who need transportation to the shelter can call the Herkimer County 911 Dispatch Center at (315) 866-0974.