Mobile Command Center returns to Orleans on Sunday to help with insurance filings
800,000 sandbags distributed in flooding, including 90,000 in Orleans
Governor Cuomo today announced additional Department of Financial Services Mobile Command Centers will be deployed to the Lake Ontario region to provide insurance help to residents affected by the flooding.
There was a command center at the orleans County Marine Park on Thursday. The center will be back on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the County Marine Park, Point Breeze Road (Route 98) in Carlton.
“As water levels continue to rise, we remain vigilant and continue to take aggressive action to protect the people who live and work in the Lake Ontario region,” Governor Cuomo said. “By deploying additional mobile command centers and resources, we will help residents with insurance claims and support the needs of the affected communities.”
Cuomo last week declared a State of Emergency in Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence, and Wayne counties in order to expedite repair to impacted structures and construction of shoreline stabilization projects. Additionally, at the governor’s direction, a coordinated Lake Ontario Rapid Response Team was sent to the region which includes experts from the State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, State Police and Office of General Services, along with city and county agencies.
The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ Office of Emergency Management continues to coordinate with county and local partners in monitoring the rising levels of Lake Ontario and additional resources from state stockpiles have been shifted to locations in Monroe County in the event that conditions worsen.
In addition to being back in Orleans on Sunday, The DFS Mobile Command Center will be in Monroe County on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Town of Hilton DPW Garage, 198 Manitou Road, Hilton.
On Monday, the mobile unit will be in Niagara County from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Olcott Fire Company, 1691 Lockport-Olcott Rd.
In addition, those who are not able to visit the Mobile Command Centers can call the Department’s Disaster Hotline at 1-800-339-1759, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m. for help with insurance-related issues.
Currently, assets have been deployed to the following counties:
70,000 sandbags plus an additional 50,000 from the Army Corps of Engineers
1 inmate crew from the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to fill sandbags
8 – 4” pumps and 1 – 6” pump deployed
36 National Guard Members deployed
6- 3” pumps
6″ pump with 100 feet of suction and 300 feet of discharge hose for Town of Olcott
2 inmate crews from the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision which consists of six to eight inmates per crew to fill sandbags
57 National Guard Members
20 National Guard Members
State sandbagging operations continue at the Department of Transportation facility in Mapleview with NYS Department of Transportation personnel
St. Lawrence County
30,000 sandbags (includes 20,00 from the Army Corps of Engineers)
20 National Guard Members deployed
The Department of Environmental Conservation continues to provide support to communities through expedited permitting, site inspections, and technical guidance.
DEC Region 6: Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties
28 applications received
23 General Permits issued, one Individual Permit issued
DEC Region 7: Cayuga and Oswego counties
16 applications received
11 General Permits issued, one Individual Permit issued. Remaining applications under review.
DEC Region 8: Monroe, Orleans, and Wayne counties
40 applications received
14 General Permits Issued, 9 Individual Permits issued, 20 Emergency Authorizations issued. Remaining applications under review.
DEC Region 9: Niagara County
29 applications received
6 Coastal Erosion permits issued, 8 Emergency Authorizations issued. Remaining applications under review.