The Village of Fonda experienced flash flooding at approximately 6:05 PM on July 19, 2021. I immediately notified our emergency services and ordered the Village Streets to be closed to all except emergency & roadway vehicles and responding personnel, specifically Broadway and Main Street. I also issued a State of Emergency at 7:00 PM.
We started disaster action plans through cooperation with our County Emergency Management Office, Town of Mohawk Fire Department, and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, resulting in the closure of Exit 28 of the NYS Thruway, the CSX Railway traffic, Main Street from S. Bridge Street Route 334.
Additionally, surrounding communities dispatched their DPW crews and equipment to assist in the disaster. We will thank everyone who helped as soon as time allows.
We are still under the State of Emergency. Roadways are open, but we ask everyone to REFRAIN FROM TRAVEL THROUGH THE VILLAGE as we continue cleanup and assist our residents.
I ask everyone to protect themselves from the drying mud and air particles by wearing a mask. We do not know what is contained in the dust from the dirt.
If the flood-affected you in the Main Street and Broadway areas, please place debris on the curbside of your home. Crews will be working their way through these areas to pick up debris. Please do not place trash or garbage on the curbside – only natural waste.
We will provide updates to the News Media and other media resources.
I hope you and your families are safe without damage. Would you please let me know if I can assist you with anything
Quick Response is coming to the Village at about 3:00 PM today to assist with assessment and cleanup for individual property owners. You will need to check their cost and your insurance coverages for their services. Please be sure to photograph and document all your damages for your insurance carriers and any assistance we can obtain through State and Federal funding – this is not a guarantee, but I am trying.
Thank you,
Bill Peeler, Mayor