Residents in Herkimer County are still feeling the impact of flooding left behind from Thursday night’s storm.
"This is the worst ever. There are record highs on all the rivers — the West Canada, Mohawk River, all the dams, all the reservoirs — highest it's ever been,” said Herkimer County Sheriff Chris Farber.
For communities situated along the West Canada Creek, floodwaters continue rolling through neighborhoods. On Kanata Street in Middleville, the raging waters of West Canada are still flowing through the yards and homes of many.
While the floodwaters persist, firefighters say the water levels were once as high as four to five feet deep.
The continuing floods have forced some bridges and roads in the county to remain closed. Farber urges the community to obey road closure signs for their own safety.
These dangerous water levels claimed the life of Father Thomas Connery. He was killed in Norway when his vehicle was caught in floodwaters.
The extensive flooding in Middleville will also have an impact on Election Day Tuesday. The Town of Fairfield’s polling location has been moved from the Corey Fire Station to Fairfield Town Court.