The Cattaraugus County Legislature has unanimously approved a measure to allow Cattaraugus County residents affected by the recent flooding throughout the region to dispose of storm debris free of charge at the Portville, Allegany, and Salamanca Transfer Stations on Saturday, December 11th and Saturday, December 18th.
There are currently no road closures in Cattaraugus County.
Please note the following updates regarding Disaster Assistance Center effective immediately:
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:
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.
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