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  • UPDATE: Services, info for Herkimer Co. residents

  • As recovery efforts continue across Central New York, the Herkimer County Emergency Operations Center has issued the following revised announcements for residents of the impacted areas:

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  • As recovery efforts continue across Central New York, the Herkimer County Emergency Operations Center has issued the following revised announcements for residents of the impacted areas. To read the full news release from the county, click on the link at left to download a Word document:
    Also boil water advisories remain in effect for the villages of Mohawk and Van Hornesville.
    HUMAN SERVICES
    If residents require food, water, or other supplies, the following services are currently available:
    Village of Herkimer, Fire Department, 125 N. Washington St.
    Water, dry ice (evening only), food station provided between Washington and Mohawk streets
    Village of Mohawk, Mohawk Fire Department, 28 Columbia St.
    Water, dry ice (evening only), food station provided between Henry and West of Columbia streets.
    Van Hornesville, Owen D Young School, 2316 state Highway 80.
    Water, MREs
    Feeding Locations (Operated by Red Cross and Salvation Army)
    Both the Salvation Army and Red Cross have mobile vehicles operating in the area to provide food, water, cleanup kits and other human services items on-site.
    The Salvation Army has setup food, water and other human service operations at the following sites for Tuesday, July 2:
    Village of Herkimer – Salvation Army office, 431 N. Prospect St. 
      • Coffee and drinks 9 a.m. to noon
      • Hot lunch noon to 2 p.m.
      • Hot dinner 6 to 8 p.m. 
    Village of Mohawk — Salvation Army, Vacant lot at East Main Street and Bellinger Street next to the Family Dollar.
      • Lunch noon to 2 p.m.
      • Dinner 5 p.m. until gone
    The American Red Cross (Helpline: 705-5293) has operations offering food, water, access to both mental and physical health services and shelters operating at the following locations:
    Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Sherman Dr., Utica
    YMCA Onieda, 701 Seneca St., Oneida
    Call 363-7788
    DEBRIS REMOVAL
    Debris removal operations continue throughout the area and officials understand the need for debris removal from private residences. Any debris that requires removal by municipalities should be separated as best as possible and left between the sidewalk and curb in front of a residence. When putting out debris, ensure that drainage grates are not covered and traffic is not impeded. If you deposit your debris in dumpsters, please do not fill dumpsters beyond capacity. If homeowners have questions regarding hazardous material disposal or on-site concerns, they should contact the New York State Spill Hotline at 1-800-457-7362.
    TRAVEL
    With driving conditions heavily impacted, and roadways continuing to be cleared of debris, officials are asking residents to avoid all unnecessary travel at this time and exercise caution when travel is required.  If traveling through an impacted area, officials ask residents to be cognizant of speed, dust raised by your vehicle, and changing weather conditions. For information about travel routes along state roads, visit www.511NY.org
    Page 2 of 3 - ABANDONED VEHICLES
    All abandoned vehicles including construction equipment, campers, lawn mowers, snowmobiles and ATVs displaced by the severe weather should be reported to the Herkimer County 911 Center by calling their non-emergency number at 866-0974. Law enforcement will be dispatched to the location to verify and track their removal. Law enforcement will coordinate their removal, as well as attempting to contact the owners of the property.
    Any residence missing vehicles or motorized equipment should also call 866-0974 to report the missing equipment.  Again law enforcement will track those reports.
    POWER
    Power restoration is continuing throughout the impacted areas. In the village of Mohawk, there will be low energy levels for some time. Please use power sparingly and only for essential purposes. Essentials include hot water heaters, lights, and refrigerators (please no air conditioners).
    In an effort to restore electricity to storm-damaged areas as quickly as possible, National Grid announced Monday afternoon it will reimburse a New York state licensed electrical inspector for the electrical inspection required before service restoration at a home or business. It is limited to one electrical inspection per property, and is available to all National Grid electric or natural gas customers in flooded areas.
    For information about this inspection program, call 1-800-260-0054.
    National Grid still has operations set up at the following locations handing out restoration and energy efficiency program information and restoration kits:
    • The village of Herkimer Fire Department, 125 N. Washington St., Herkimer
    • The village of Mohawk, 28 Grove St. behind the high school.
    VILLAGE OF HERKIMER ANNOUNCEMENTS
    The village of Herkimer will hold a town hall storm recovery update at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3,  at the Herkimer Polish Club, 319 S. Washington St., Herkimer. Village residents are urged to attend.
    Additional announcements:
    • Residents advised to contact National Grid at the mobile response trailer located at the Herkimer Fire Department for any electrical or gas issues.
    • Trash concerns:  Dumpsters located in neighborhoods cannot be overloaded, must remain level at the top otherwise hauler will not pick it up.
    • Street-side trash will be picked up.
    • Make sure to check the credentials of any private contractors prior to beginning work with them.
    DUST AND POLLEN
    Due to the levels of dust and pollen released by the floods, particle masks will be supplied to residents starting Monday, July 1. Distribution of the masks will take place at the following locations: 
    • Village of Herkimer Fire Department, 125 N. Washington St., Herkimer
    • Village of Mohawk Fire Department, 28 Columbia St., Mohawk
    • Village of Ilion Municipal Building, 49 Morgan St., Ilion
    • City of Little Falls Fire Station, 659 E. Main St., Little Falls
    • Town of Herkimer, 114 N. Prospect St., Herkimer
    Page 3 of 3 - WEATHER
    With more rain and high winds expected throughout the region, residents are advised to listen to TV or radio if weather conditions change and alerts are issued.
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