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The Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services along with representatives of the Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services, Department of Aging, Department of Health and Community Services will be available at the newly opened Disaster Assistance Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 4th and Sunday, December 5th at 1 Leo Moss Drive (Cattaraugus County Office Building) Olean; for residents in need of assistance related to this weeks flooding. Concerned residents may contact the Disaster Operations Center at 716-938-2244
The Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services reports that the Allegheny River has crested at both the Salamanca and Olean river gauge locations. Residents should continue to use caution when faced with high water scenarios in and around their homes.
A State of Emergency remains in effect for the Village of Allegany and the Town of Portville.
Several state roads are currently closed:
As of 12/08/10 at 11:00 am:
Allegany Transfer Station is open as normal.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this difficult time.
Portville Transfer Station is open as normal.
All other stations are operating as normal.
Update: As of December 7, 2010 these roads are no longer closed.
The Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services is operating a Disaster Operations Center as a result of localized regional flooding. In cooperation with the National Weather Service, the Office of Emergency Services is closely monitoring the situation throughout Cattaraugus County.
A State of Emergency has been declared for the Village of Allegany and the Town of Portville.
Updated: December 7, 2010 These road closings do not apply. Please check the Cattaraugus County website for updates.
Updated: Added new map below. Please visit the latest news release; areas of Cattaraugus County that are in States of Emergency
Due to the flooding Cattaraugus County has created two maps to aid residents and travelers.
A new exhibit has opened at the Cattaraugus County Museum, “Textiles of Cattaraugus County”. The museum is featuring several items from its extensive textiles collection, including quilts, lace work, embroidery, and more! The exhibit will run through March, 2011. Come by and see us!
The New York State Board of Elections has produced a TV and radio PSA alerting military families and New Yorkers with family members living overseas that the absentee ballot deadline has been extended.
Ballots postmarked by November 1, 2010 will be accepted and counted until November 24, 2010.
Check out the NYS Board of Elections news release Absentee Ballot Deadline for Military/Overseas Voters Extended
“Safety First” Is Seasonal Message; Install Carbon Monoxide Alarms
The New York State Office of Emergency Management Office (NYS OEM) today reminded New Yorkers that while the official start of winter is still eight weeks away they should begin preparations now to ensure their safety at home and on the road during the season ahead.