State Of Emergency Update, Monday Aug 23, 6:05pm

August 23, 2021

The State of Emergency for the Towns of West Union, Woodhull, Troupsburg, Tuscarora, Greenwood, Canisteo, Jasper and Addison remains in effect until further notice.   The American Red Cross has re-established a shelter at the Tuscarora Elementary School, 7 Cleveland Drive in Addison for those residents that are unable to get back into their homes. 

Tim Marshall, Director of Public Safety states; “We have found that some residents are just not able to get back into their homes like they expected and we need to assist them with temporary housing. We will continue to work with the Red Cross and other Human Service Agencies to expedite services and try to get these residents permanent solutions as quickly as we can.” 

Marshall reports that the following roads are still closed in Steuben County.

State Roads:

State Route 417, Town of Jasper, Woodhull, Tuscarora

From State Route 36 in Jasper to County Route 100 in Tuscarora


State Route 36, Town of Canisteo

From County Route 119 to Canisteo Village Line


County Roads:

County Route 21, Town of Canisteo

          From 4261 County Route 21 east to Lamphier Rd

          (4261-4157 CR 21)


County Route 85, Town of Tuscarora

          From State Route 417 south to Addison Back Rd

          (1647-1748 CR 85)


County Route 103, Town of Woodhull

          (1553-1561 County Route 103)


County Route 129 / Mill St, Town of Woodhull

          From Main St south/east to State Route 417

(1571-1606 Mill St and 5320-5821 CR 129)


County Route 31/ Milwaukee Road, Town of Canisteo

          From State Route 36/south to Cline Hill Road

          (3899-3587 County Route 31)


Many local town roads are also severely damaged and caution should be used if driving in these areas. Travelers should follow posted detours and check 511NY.org for more information.


Today we began working with volunteers from the United Methodist Committee on Relief, Mennonite Disaster Services, The Southern Baptists Disaster Relief and the American Red Cross to provide support to residents in Woodhull area that was affected by Wednesday’s storm.  These specialized disaster trained teams are assisting residents with mucking out the mud and cleaning up homes.  They will also support some light construction work. 


Again, any individuals with damages needing assistance can reach out to the 211 Helpline by dialing 2-1-1 and providing their address, contact information and type of damages. This helps to document the needs and provides work to the volunteer agencies. 


This is still an active Disaster Area…  No Unnecessary travel is ordered in these townships.  This will allow the road crews and organized volunteers to do their work.