Floodwaters start to recede in Port Jervis, Deerpark

The state of emergency is still in effect for Port Jervis and Deerpark in Orange County Thursday, however, some of the floodwaters are starting to recede.Officials say things are starting to look up in Port Jervis and Deerpark. Roads are reopening and evacuees are starting to return to their homes to assess the damage. According to officials, the Delaware and Neversink rivers started receding about 1 foot every hour since 1 a.m. At its peak, the Delaware River had reached about 23 to 24 feet above flood levels and reached speeds of 25 mph. Now, it has dropped several feet and has lost half its speed.Attorney General Eliot Spitzer is reminding communities affected by the floods to beware of price gouging that can occur after weather-related emergencies.
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