Residents in Fort Plain let back into their homes after flooding

FORT PLAIN, NY (NEWS10) – Around 7pm Saturday night, officials advised people in homes along the Otsquago Creek from the Montgomery County to the Mohawk River to evacuate.

They activated the flood warning siren for the Village of Fort Plain concerned about the level of water and how fast it was rising.

Only four people took advantage of a shelter that the Red Cross opened at Harry Hoag Elementary School. The evacuation notice was sent to 625 people.

Around 9:35 officials decided it was safe for people to return home as levels had dropped and stabilized.

They also closed the shelter.

The Village of Fort Plain and Town of Minden declared State of Emergencies tonight and they are still in effect until a damage assessment can be performed.

People are being advised to stay away from areas along the creek.

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