Mohawk Valley Flooding

Chris Bolt/WAER News

Day 6 of Cycling the Erie Canal didn't include too much "canal".  Due to the flooding in Herkimer and Mohawk, the route of the cyclists had to be detoured, leaving out just about all the waterfront sections because they are damaged, unsafe or being restored. 

Governor Cuomo's Press Office

Governor Cuomo plans to follow up with the White House after he’s heard nothing about a request he made for federal disaster assistance to aid the Mohawk Valley.  Torrential downpours in late June caused extensive flooding.  Cuomo returned over the weekend to reassess conditions following the on-going recovery efforts.

“We just did a tour around and we saw the work underway and it’s amazing how much progress has been made in a relatively short period of time. We looked at some spots that we had seen about a week ago and it was just unimaginable with the destruction.”