Flood Safety and Awareness Week: March 12 through 16, 2012
Beginning March 12, New Yorkers once again began to observe Flood Safety Awareness Week. In the last decade floods have claimed an average of 94 lives and caused more than $10 billion in damages nationally. The threat of river and coastal flooding is the greatest natural hazard risk that we face in New York State. Our citizens and first responders face annual flooding events of varying severity that threaten them and their families, damage their homes, schools and churches, destroy public infrastructure, an
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be having a three hour workshop on Introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program on July 13, 2011 from 9:00AM to 12:00Noon. Read more
On October 4, Love INC of the Greater Gowanda Area along with various members of the community will be hosting a Gowanda Flood Relief Benefit, “Rock’n Relief ‘09”, in an effort to raise donations for rebuilding area homes and neighborhoods that were lost and damaged during the Gowanda flood of August 9-10, 2009. The Gowanda Flood Relief Benefit will be hosted at the Gowanda American Legion Post 409, located at 100 Legion Drive in Gowanda, New York. Read more
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:
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.