Forkston Township Stranded without Phone Service after Flood
Forkston Township in Wyoming County was all but destroyed after hurricane Irene, then Lee, and now this most recent flash flooding.
The people living there have to walk miles to the nearest road and then call to get rides.
But now, the temporary cell tower that was put up has been taken down.
And landlines have been out for weeks, leaving this community literally stranded
Without roads, and without phone service...the people here in Forkston Township are out of luck.
Jack Myers of Forkston Township says, "All of us in here have been stuck for 5 weeks. We chose not to be evacuated because none of us would be any good outside without our homes."
This Wyoming County community chose to stay, but now they have nowhere to go.
The recent water woes have hit this place hard... Knocking out bridges and washing out roads.
Forkston Township is now an island.
Jon Logan, 8 years old, says, "I cant even get to school now because the bridge down there is gone. There is unfortunately no way."
No roads and now no phone.
The landlines were taken out when the water came in.
Temporary cell towers were put up, but they were removed Thursday.
Now, making a simple phone call is an almost impossible task.
Benjamin Thomas says, "I had to walk, get across the iron beams over there and catch a ride a half mile down the road to a trailer so we can make a phone call. If it was an emergency situation, by the time you do that it's too late."
The people here want the cell towers put back up and their peace of mind restored.
They want the comfort of a simple phone call, whether it be for an emergency or just to say hello.
Logan adds, "I just want to let them know that we're okay and I love them."