Water rescues underway in Wynantskill

Rensselaer County

WYNANTSKILL, N.Y. (NEWS10) — First responders conducted a water rescue in Wynantskill on Wednesday. All residences along the creek in this area have been checked and all who wished to evacuate have been.

Brookside Ave will remain closed for several more hours as the water is still flowing. Please remain clear of the area. The power appears to be holding for the moment and there is no plan to cut it at this point.

Heavy rains caused flash flooding throughout Rensselaer County, and late Wednesday night, crews were called for water rescues in Wynantskill. No injuries have been reported, and a command post was established on Brookside Avenue.

Crews from Averill Park assisted by using two boats to go door-to-door to see if anyone needs help.

People are urged to stay away from the area and emergency rescue crews. The Annex at Town Hall has been opened as an emergency shelter. If there is an emergency in your home, call 911.

Rensselaer County is currently under a state of emergency until further notice. Unnecessary travel is highly discouraged.

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