Quarry Street is one of the areas with flood damage from the weekend storms.

WARE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The town of Ware declared a state of emergency on Monday.

Ware declared a state of emergency after experiencing heavy rain and severe storms in the months of June and July.

Record amount of rain caused damage to the town's public and private infrastructure.

According to the town, the state of emergency will facilitate and expedite the use of resources to protect people in the community from impacts of heavy rain and storm damage.

The state of emergency in Ware is due in part to the amount of rain that has already fallen, but also because more rain is in the forecast. 

Quarry Street is one of the areas with flood damage from the weekend storms. A driveway is partially washed out as you can see, and you clearly can’t drive on it. The further you go up, it’s gone. Also, there is sand in one driveway. Ware Town manager Stuart Beckley said the state of emergency here is in effect for seven days, but that timetable is fluid pending potential future rainfall. 

“The board set it as long as it takes, to address the situation. So if the rains keep coming, looks like we have a better forecast ahead, then it won’t be for long, but if the rains are there then it might take longer,” Beckley said. 

One other reason for the state of emergency declaration is to have access to state and federal funding to cover damage and cleanup costs.

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