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.
For homeowners, renters and business owners affected by severe storms and flooding in
Erie, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua counties
Apply by Phone:
for the speech or hearing-impaired
Please have the following information available when you contact FEMA: Read more
ALL REQUESTS CAN BE MADE BY CALLING THE TRI COUNTY RECOVERY COORDINATION CENTER AT 716-254-1783 OR THE CATTARAUGUS COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER AT 716-938-2244
Assistance Available at Old Fire Hall in Gowanda
OLD FIRE HALL (MUNICIPAL BUILDING), BOARD ROOM, MAIN ST., GOWANDA, NY
Canned goods, shelf stable meals, food vouchers, and fresh produce
Bottled water and canned water.
Food for pets, shelter information, and information for dealing with pets in a disaster.
FOR VOUNTEER’S - ASBESTOS UPDATE
IF YOU SUSPECT
- Any Asbestos damaged by mud or flood related - DO NOT TOUCH!
- Notify Homeowner
- Information on contractors & clean up available at Mayor’s Office
WATER BOILING ADVISORY HAS BEEN LIFTED FOR THE VILLAGE OF GOWANDA
FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER
FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER is still operational until Friday, August 28 at 5 pm
As the water recedes from last week’s rains, farmers are now left to deal with the aftermath of damaged crops. There are immediate concerns for crops already harvested and future concerns for crops yet to be harvested. In each case, farmers should try to segregate storage flooded crops from unaffected crops.