More rain equals more flooding for Chenango

CHENANGO COUNTY – A second day of heavy rainfall led to more flash flooding and road damage in Greene, Coventry, Bainbridge and Afton.

“The whole southern part of the county got hit,” reported Chenango County Emergency Management Officer Matthew Beckwith.



According to Beckwith, between three and four inches of rain fell in that region in less than an hour. A second wave of rain hit shortly after 8 p.m., adding up to another 3/4” or more in some areas.

In Greene, the first reports of flooding came in just after 5 p.m., when it was reported that portions of Cummings and Indian Brook Road had been washed out.

In the Village of Greene, runoff from across State Hwy 12 caused flooding on several village byways, most significantly South Canal, Birdsall, Willard, and Genesee streets. The normally shallow Birdsall Creek rose several feet, washing away at its banks and sending flood waters over bridges at Birdsall Street and North Canal


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