Recovery and cleanup efforts from the recent flood event continue. Operations at the Ovid Fire Department have concluded. The curfew for Lodi has been suspended and residents are being allowed to return to their homes. County officials are stressing that homeowners should use extreme caution upon returning to the impacted area and making entry into their homes. Sheriff Luce reports that the Curfew that was in effect the past two nights for the Lodi Point, Lower Lake Road Area of the Town of Lodi is being continued this evening. Sheriff Luce also advised that the travel advisory for Seneca Lake is in effect until further notice. Boats should proceed at drastically reduced speeds because of excessive amounts of debris in the water. Large debris such as trees and logs may only present a small portion above the water.There are dumpsters at Lodi State Park for residents to deposit their discarded household materials. Debris from yards should be placed in front of their residence for pick up. The following precautions should be used:
Residents should wear personal protective equipment such as boots, masks in the event there is mold, rubber gloves, work gloves and eye protection.
Be realistic about your limitations, work with a partner. Unforeseen hazards can exist, so please use extreme caution.
The weather is expected to be hot and humid please be cautious.
If you have a pre-existing health conditions such as asthma, heart problems, compromised immune systems, open cuts and wound avoid entry.
The following assistance is available at the Lodi Fire Station located at 8557 Route 414 Lodi, NY for the affected individuals:
Homeowners seeking assistance for insurance questions/claims and damage assessments should report to the Insurance Trailer.
Water, dry ice and nonperishable food items are also available at the Lodi Fire Station from 9:00 am-8:00 pm and on Saturday from 3pm-5pm at the Presbyterian Church on Route 414 in Lodi.
Personal hygiene kits (toothbrushes, deodorant etc.) will be available for residents; supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.
Mental health personnel will be available from 1:00-5:30 today for individuals who need to talk about their situation and feelings. After 5:30 pm today residents should call 211.
The NYS Storm Assistance Hotline is 1-866-697-2434