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The Times
  • Volunteers sought for church cleanup teams

  • The First United Methodist Church of Herkimer and Little Falls is in need of volunteers to join its cleanup teams.

    “We have been organizing emergency teams to go out into the community and help with basement cleanup,” church Secretary Jennifer Bullis said in an email.

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  • The First United Methodist Church of Herkimer and Little Falls is in need of volunteers to join its cleanup teams.
    “We have been organizing emergency teams to go out into the community and help with basement cleanup,” church Secretary Jennifer Bullis said in an email.
    Anyone who would like to volunteer to help clean basements in the villages of Herkimer, Ilion and Mohawk and the city of Little Falls is asked to meet at the church at 127 N. Prospect St., Herkimer, at 8:30 a.m. to be assigned to a team. Anyone who would like to bring his or her own team to help is asked to notify the church by calling 866-1349.
    Bullis said the church has 150 five gallon buckets filled with cleaning supplies available for people to pick up and is coordinating breakfast and lunch for emergency relief workers.
    “We are accepting things that can be put into a boxed lunch, including prepackaged snack foods, fruit, ice, juice boxes, small sports drinks, cups, paper plates, napkins, lunch meat and rolls,” she said in the email.
    The First United Methodist Church of Herkimer and Little Falls is also accepting donations of cleaning supplies, including gloves, trash bags, bleach, cleaning chemicals, toiletries, paper towels, scrub brushes, brooms, dish soap, empty spray bottles, air fresheners and masks. The church is not accepting clothes donations, but the office has a name and phone number of a woman who can help people with clothing needs.
    Donations may be brought to the church office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    TDAP vaccinations
    Free tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccinations will be available to responders, residents and recovery workers in Herkimer County impacted by the recent severe weather. The vaccinations will be available at the following locations and times:
    • Herkimer Fire Department, 125 N. Washington St., Herkimer, today from 4 to 7 p.m.
    • Mohawk Fire Department, 28 Columbia St., Mohawk, Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.
    Meeting for Fairfield residents
    The Fairfield Town Council will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Community Hall on Hardscrabble Road. The recent flooding in the town will be discussed.
    Deadline for Herkimer flood debris removal
    Herkimer residents who want the village to pick up flood debris have until Friday to get it to the curb. Officials announced Tuesday that 2 p.m. Friday will be the cut-off date for flood debris removal in the village.
    Any residents who have additional debris after that date are asked to call the village office at 866-3303 to be placed on a list to be reviewed by village officials.
    Summer school makeup day
    Page 2 of 2 - The Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES Regional Summer School at Frankfort makeup date has been scheduled for Friday.
    Regional summer school takes place Monday through Thursday at Frankfort-Schuyler High School, but it had to close last Tuesday due to flooding.
    Session times will remain the same during the mandatory makeup date.
    State roads remain closed in Herkimer County
    Here is the latest list of road closings from the state Department of Transportation:
    • Route 51 between Ilion and Cedarville (long-term);
    • Route 168 between Routes 28 and 167 (long-term);
    • Route 171 between Old Route 5S and Gulph Road (long-term); and
    Cuomo deploys DFS Mobile Command Center to Herkimer
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is deploying the state Department of Financial Services’ Mobile Command Center to Herkimer County to help homeowners and businesses affected by recent heavy rains and devastating flood damage in the Mohawk Valley.
    The department’s representatives will be inside the mobile command center stationed at Herkimer Village Hall, 120 Green St., Herkimer, today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Impacted families and business are also urged to call the DFS disaster hotline for assistance at 1-800-339-1759, which is available on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    National Grid hotline to expedite service restoration
    As customers begin to recover and rebuild after floodwaters wreaked havoc in the Mohawk Valley, National Grid has made a hotline available to help expedite service restoration. National Grid reminds customers’ meters cannot be re-energize until repairs have been made by the homeowner. Any service that was affected by flooding, including gas appliances inside the home, must be inspected prior to service restoration as a safety precaution. Once repairs and inspection are completed, National Grid urges customers to contact 800-642-4272 to speak with a customer service representative and request a “relight” of gas services or “turn on” of electric services.
    Herkimer Co. launches flood helpline
    The Herkimer County Emergency Operations Center has activated a flood helpline for residents of Herkimer County who have questions regarding issues directly related to flooding in Herkimer County. Staff will be able to provide non-emergency information for activities occurring on a county-level such as tetanus shot locations from the Herkimer County Public Health office, distribution points for food and water, ways to volunteer and ways to sign up for assistance from volunteer services. The helpline, 574-3011, will be staffed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice.

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