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Beacon is declaring a State of Emergency as of approximately 12:00 PM. Only emergency vehicles are permitted on city streets. There is an ongoing evacuation of some areas experiencing rising flood waters near the mountain. The roads need to be clear for evacuation emergency vehicles.

Thank you,

Steve Gold

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Comment by TC on August 28, 2011 at 2:07pm

See my post for pictures of flooding on East Main Street. I am not sure what the water source is and I have not yet confirmed that the dam at Pocket Road has been breached, but there was significant flooding from another direction (some have said a pipe was involved) that spilled over into Pocket Rd and on to East Main Street.

Flooding Pictures

Comment by Amy Brosey on August 28, 2011 at 12:06pm

Can you tell us the areas that will possibly be evacuated?

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