Relief fund started for people impacted by Steuben County flooding as shelter closes

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STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WHEC) — A relief fund has been set up to help out people whose homes were damaged by the devastating flooding in parts of Stueben County.

County leaders Thursday announced the United Way of the Southern Tier is collecting monetary donations for the Steuben County Flood Response Fund, which will assist non-profit agencies helping flood victims.

The announcement comes as the county will be closing its shelter at Tuscarora Elementary School at 7 Cleveland Dr. in Addison Thursday afternoon.

There is still remarkable damage to see in wake of Tropical Storm Fred. The State of Emergency for the towns of West Union, Woodhull, Troupsburg, Tuscarora, Greenwood, Canisteo, Jasper, and Addison remains in effect until further notice.

Those that need further assistance with housing are asked to call 211.

Donations can be sent to:

United Way of the Southern Tier
P.O. Box 284
Elmira, NY 14902
Make checks payable to “UWST Steuben County FRF.”

The following roads remain shut down:

State Roads

  • State Route 417 from County Route 81 in Woodhull east to Addison Village Line
  • State Route 417/36 Concurrent Section in Jasper
  • State Route 36 from County Route 119 south to Bush Hill Rd in Town of Canisteo

County Roads

  • County Route 21, Town of Canisteo
  • County Route 21 east to Lamphier Rd
  • County Route 103, Town of Woodhull
  • County Route 129, Town of Woodhull
  • County Route 31, Town of Jasper