Picente extends State of Emergency as county continues flood recovery efforts

Oneida County is extending its State of Emergency as work continues across the county to clean up and repair damages from the Halloween floods.

Posted: Nov 27, 2019 9:42 AM

Oneida County is extending its State of Emergency as work continues across the county to clean up and repair damages from the Halloween floods.

“I am directing all departments and agencies of Oneida County to continue to take whatever steps are necessary to protect life and property, public infrastructure and provide assistance,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente.

The State of Emergency was declared the night of Oct. 31, when heavy rainfall led to flooding that devastated homes, roadways and public buildings. The declaration was set to expire on Nov. 30, but will now remain in effect until canceled by Picente at a later date.

Oneida County is still offering $1 million in assistance to those affected by the flooding, including $500,000 for home and business owners, and another $500,000 for municipalities to put toward cleanup efforts.

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is beginning the process of distributing funding to the home and business owners who have applied for financial assistance for repairs. Applications can still be made by calling The Community Foundation at 315-735-8212 or by calling 211.

While county crews continue to haul debris and trash from impacted areas, cities and towns can still apply for financial assistance by contacting the Department of Public Works.

The county Departments of Health, Mental Health, Social Services and Office for Aging & Continuing Care are also offering support services including counseling, food and hotel vouchers and gift cards for supplies.

According to state law, the county executive has the authority to invoke a State of Emergency in order to preserve the public safety and render all required and available assistance vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of the county.

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