Cattaraugus County Volunteer Firefighter's Association
July 1, 2014
Dear fellow Firemen and Supporters of the CCVFA,
July is here and with it comes the annual CCVFA convention which will be held in Machias N.Y. on July 18 and 19.
Reporting Flood Damage
Many areas of Cattaraugus County sustained significant damage from the flooding last week; and some continue to receive new damage even today. The Office of Emergency Services is working to compile damage information from all municipalities, businesses, and home owners. If your property has sustained damage related to the flooding, here is a short list of what to do to report these damages.
- Take pictures of everything – before you begin to cleanup or make repairs, during clean up and repair, and after
After the Flood: Tips and Resources
Your home or business has been flooded. Although floodwaters may be down in some areas, many dangers still exist. Here are some things to remember in the days ahead:
- Avoid moving water.
- Do not attempt rescue in damaged areas unless your assistance has been specifically requested by police, fire, or other emergency services.
- Emergency workers will be assisting people in flooded areas.
Join the Gowanda Emergency Notification System Now!
The Village of Gowanda is now participating in the Code Red notification system. This emergency notification system will allow officials to alert residents and first responders of urgent concerns such as impending flooding or severe weather. In order to be added to the database for notification, you must sign up online at the link below.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Annual Burning Ban
March 16, through May 14, 2014
During this time period, no open burning shall be allowed. Opening burning may be allowed between May 15, and March 15, provided requirements are met and no further bans are in place through local or State regulation.
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