***NOTE: The County Commissioners signed an emergency declaration, which does not put the county into a "state of emergency" as was initially reported. 

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Severe damage from summer flooding has led Albany County to declare a state of emergency.

The county commission voted yesterday to declare a state of emergency due to the damaged roads in the northern part of the county.

Emergency management agency coordinator, Aimee Binning, says the county's road and bridge funds won't cover the repair costs. The county has acquired about $700,000 in infrastructure damage from storms in late May through early June.

Binning says affected counties must prove collective damage of around $1 million to qualify for a state declaration.

Chairman Tim Sullivan says if the state approves financial assistance, counties that have been hit the hardest will receive the most aid.