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Herkimer EOC Release - 7.3

Herkimer EOC Release - 7.3

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Published by The Post-Standard
Updated flood relief info
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Published by: The Post-Standard on Jul 03, 2013
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For Immediate Release: For MoreInformation: July 3, 2013 Ryan Streeter 518-478-4666
Herkimer County Emergency Operations CenterIssues Recovery Update for Residents of ImpactedAreas
As recovery efforts continue across Central New York, The Herkimer CountyEmergency Operations Center has issued the following revised announcements forresidents of the impacted areas:
Residents in the following areas are advised to boil their water:Village of MohawkVanhornesville
 TDAP VACCINATIONSFree Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) vaccinations will be availableWednesday, July 3, to responders, residents, and recovery workers in Herkimercounty impacted by the recent severe weather. The vaccinations will be availableat the following location:Village of Mohawk – Mohawk Fire Department, 28 Columbia Street. Vaccines willbe provided between 1p.m. and 3:30p.m.Additional information about Tdap can be found at CDC's website:http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/td-tdap.htmlIf residents require food, water, or other supplies, the following services arecurrently available: Points of Distribution (PODs, Multi-Agency Operated)
Village of Herkimer, Fire Department, 125 North Washington Street
Water, Dry ice (PM only), Food Station provided between Washington andMohawk StreetsVillage of Mohawk, Mohawk Fire Department, 28 Columbia Street
Water, Dry ice (PM only), Food Station provided between Henry and Westof Columbia Streets.Van Hornesville, Owen D Young School 2316 State Highway 80 Herkimer, NY
Water, MREsFeeding Locations (Operated by Red Cross and Salvation Army)Both the Salvation Army and Red Cross have mobile vehicles operating in thearea to provide food, water, clean-up kits, and other human services items on-site. The Salvation Army has setup food, water, and other human service operations atthe following sites for Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4:Village of Herkimer –Salvation Army office, 431 N. Prospect St.
Coffee and drinks 9a.m. to noon
Hot Lunch noon to 2 p.m.
Hot Dinner 6a.m. to 8 p.m.Village of Mohawk—Salvation Army, Vacant Lot at E. Main Street and BellingerStreet next to the Family Dollar.
Coffee and Drinks 9a.m. to noon
Lunch noon to 2 p.m.
Dinner 5 p.m. until gone The American Red Cross
(Helpline: 315-705-5293)
has operations offering food,water, access to both mental and physical health services, and shelters operating atthe following locations:Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13501 YMCA Onieda, 701 Seneca Street, Oneida, NY 13421Call: 363-7788
Debris removal operations continue throughout the area and officials understandthe need for debris removal from private residences. Any debris that requiresremoval by municipalities should be separated as best as possible and left betweenthe sidewalk and curb in front of a residence. When putting out debris, ensure that
drainage grates are not covered and traffic is not impeded. If you deposit yourdebris in dumpsters, please do not fill dumpsters beyond capacity. If homeownershave questions regarding hazardous material disposal or on-site concerns, theyshould contact the New York State Spill Hotline at 1-800-457-7362.
With driving conditions heavily impacted, and roadways continuing to be cleared of debris, officials are asking residents to avoid all unnecessary travel at this time andexercise caution when travel is required. If traveling through an impacted area,officials ask residents to be cognizant of speed, dust raised by your vehicle, andchanging weather conditions.
For information about travel routes along stateroads, please visitwww.511NY.org.
All abandoned vehicles including: construction equipment, campers, lawn mowers,snowmobiles, and ATV’s, displaced by the severe weather should be reported to theHerkimer County 911 center by calling their non-emergency number 315-866-0974.Law enforcement will be dispatched to the location to verify and track theirremoval. Law enforcement will coordinate their removal, as well as attempting tocontact the owners of the property.Any residence missing vehicles or motorized equipment should also call 315-866-0974 to report the missing equipment. Again law enforcement will track thosereports.
Power restoration is continuing throughout the impacted areas. In the Village of Mohawk, there will be low energy levels for some time. Please use power sparinglyand only for essential purposes. Essentials include: hot water heaters, lights, andrefrigerators (please no air conditioners).In an effort to restore electricity to storm-damaged areas as quickly as possible,National Grid announced Monday afternoon that it will reimburse a New York Statelicensed electrical inspector for the electrical inspection required before servicerestoration at a home or business. It is limited to one electrical inspection perproperty, and is available to all National Grid electric or natural gas customers inflooded areas.For information about this inspection program, please call

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