Oneida County continues to assist flood victims and municipalities


On Thursday, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente updated the county’s ongoing response to the devastating Halloween flooding, including the availability of shelter to those without power, heat or water as cold weather enters the area.

All four of the county’s disaster assistance centers will remain open from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Nov. 8. The Whitesboro site will also be open from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 12-14.

“With the temperature predicted to drop over the next few days, I urge anyone whose home is currently without power, heat or water to call 2-1-1 or report to one of our disaster assistance centers to obtain shelter through the county,” Picente said. “There is no reason anyone should have to go cold or hungry during this difficult time. We can put you in a safe place immediately.”

Phone charging stations are available at the Whitesboro, Deerfield and Chadwicks centers and Picente said that portable showers are now available at the corner of Main Street and Ablett Avenue in Whitesboro and at the West Canada Creek Estates, which also has portable bathrooms.

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