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May 12, 2017

Governor Cuomo Announces Additional Mobile Command Centers to Assist Flood Victims with Insurance Claims on Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario Flood Assistance Hotline Provides Latest Information and Resources at 866-244-3839

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.

"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."

Governor 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.

The DFS Mobile Command Center will be at the below locations over the next five days. 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 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for help with insurance-related issues.

Saturday May 13

Wayne County – DFS Mobile Command Center  Saturday, May 13 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Village of Sodus Point Sodus Point Beach Park 7958 Wickham Blvd

Monroe County – OEM Mobile Command Center with DFS Staff 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Town of Hilton DPW Garage 198 Manitou Road, Hilton NY 14468

Sunday May 14

Cayuga County – DFS Mobile Command Center 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Village of Fair Haven Fair Haven Village Hall 14523 Cayuga St.

Orleans County – OEM Mobile Command Center with DFS Staff 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Town of Kent County Marine Park Point Breeze Road (Route 98)

Monday May 15

Oswego County – DFS Mobile Command Center 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Town of Mexico New York State DOT Maintenance Center 5846 Scenic Ave

Niagara County – OEM Mobile Command Center with DFS Staff 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Town of Newfane Olcott Fire Company 1691 Lockport - Olcott Rd

Tuesday May 16

Jefferson County – DFS Mobile Command Center 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Town of Lyme Chaumont Volunteer Fire Department 11385 NY Route-12E

Wayne County – OEM Mobile Command Center with DFS Staff Village of Sodus Point Sodus Point Beach Park 7958 Wickham Blvd

Wednesday May 17

St. Lawrence County – DFS Mobile Command Center 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. City of Ogdensburg 100 Riverside Ave (The Dobisky Center)

Currently, assets have been deployed to the following counties:

Cayuga County Jefferson County Monroe County Niagara County Orleans County Oswego County St. Lawrence County Wayne County

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   DEC Region 7: Cayuga and Oswego counties   DEC Region 8: Monroe, Orleans, and Wayne counties   DEC Region 9: Niagara County

Property owners should contact the following DEC locations for assistance with obtaining permits for on-site corrective actions or site inspections. Regional Permit Office contacts:

NYS DEC Region 6 (Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties) Regional Permit Administrator Dulles State Office Building 317 Washington Street Watertown, NY 13601-3787 Phone: 315-785-2245 Fax: 315-785-2242 Email: dep.r6@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC Region 7 (Cayuga and Oswego counties) Regional Permit Administrator 615 Erie Blvd. West, Room 206 Syracuse, NY 13204-2400 Phone: 315-426-7444 Fax: 315-426-7425 Email: dep.r7@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC Region 8 (Monroe, Orleans and Wayne counties) Regional Permit Administrator 6274 East Avon – Lima Road Avon, NY 14414-9519 Phone: 585-226-5400 Fax: 585-226-2830 Email: dep.r8@dec.ny.gov

NYS DEC Region 9 (Niagara County) Regional Permit Administrator 270 Michigan Avenue Buffalo, NY 14203-2915 Phone: 716-851-7165 Fax: 716-851-7168 Email: dep.r9@dec.ny.gov

For more information on the Storm Recovery Permit, visit the DEC website. Details of the general permit and instructions for applicants can be found at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/89343.html

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