St. Regis Flooding Declines, State Of Emergency Remains In Effect 2/27/2018

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St. Regis Flooding Declines, State Of Emergency Remains In Effect

Posted: Feb 26, 2018 3:08 PM CSTUpdated Feb 27, 2018 4:28 AM CST

Courtesy: Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police

Courtesy: Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police

Water levels on the St. Regis River continued to decline Monday, but the state of emergency remains in effect on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation.

The tribe says it’s continuing to monitor two ice jams upstream.

Last week, officials declared a state of emergency after ice jams caused flooding and power outages and prompted 100 people to evacuate their homes.

On Monday, the Hogansburg Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department began going into houses affected by the flooding to perform home assessments.

They’re doing air quality testing and inspections of structure, heating, electrical and sewage systems.

Due to flooding near the St. Regis Mohawk Elementary School, students and staff have been relocated to the Salmon River Elementary campus for the coming week.

Residents in need of sandbags can pick them up for free anytime from the right-side of the tribe’s maintenance building.