Oneida County Emergency Management Flood Victims Information
The Oneida County Executive and the Oneida County Department of Emergency Services have released the following information for all Oneida County flood victims.
Any financial assistance that could come from the Federal government will not be available until a Presidential Declaration has been announced for disaster areas, including Oneida County. That process could come within the upcoming weeks as the extent of the damage to communities is being assessed. If Oneida County is declared a disaster area, then at that time Federal Emergency Management Agency officials will be dispatched on the ground to distressed communities in within the county. The public will be made aware of locations and numbers to seek information and assistance when their arrival is made known.
In the meantime there are steps residents can take.
- If you have been displaced from your home and need shelter and/or food call the American Red Cross at 315 733-4666.
- Begin the clean-up process of your residence and property
- Document and photograph all damage and costs due to flooding.
- Call the Oneida County Department of Emergency Services at 315-765-2527 to speak with professionals that will assist in documenting the damage and adding residents’ names to the proper list to be giving to FEMA officials when that time arrives. If there is no answer please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.
County Executive Anthony Picente said “This is a difficult time for all of Oneida County, and for those affected by the flooding are hearts and prayers go out to them. They are not alone. I urge them to call our Oneida County Department of Emergency Services and the American Red Cross for assistance.” Picente went on to say “As more information becomes available we will update all of Oneida County Residents as soon as possible”