on Friday, 18 April 2014.
Anyone affected by the flood, flood volunteers, and first responders are encouraged to come to Lowville Mennonite Church, 7705 Ridge Road, Lowville today from 5-8 PM. There will be a Tetanus Vaccination, Drinking Water Distribution, Contaminated Well Water Information & Education and Home Contamination Information and Education Available. Please call Lewis County Public Health for more information at 376-5453.
Here is the current list of road closures in Lewis County:
Ridge Road – Closed
East Martinsburg Road from Bealuck Rd to No. 4 Road – Closed
Denning Road Closed
Henry Road – Closed
Zecher Road – Closed
Merz Road – Closed
Steam Mills Bridge Only in Harrisville - Closed
VanAmber Road Bridge over Beaver River - Closed
We continue with State Senator Joe Griffo, who discusses education spending in the state budget.
We will have more with Senator Griffo tomorrow.
We speak with Winny Sachno a program coordinator at Catholic Charities, who discusses the ombudsman program.
We will have more on the program tomorrow.
The worst of the flooding appears to be over. Weather forecasters reported yesterday that the Black River reached a flood stage of 13.7 feet & was expected to stay at that level & begin to slowly drop during thenight. The river was originally predicted to reach a flood stage in excess of 14 feet. Meanwhile, farms in Lewis County are having to dump milk from their dairy herds as there is no way for tankers to reach the flooded areas. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is expected to visit the area today & plans to urge the USDA to issue a secretarial disaster declaration for Lewis and St. Lawrence counties due to the flooding, which has caused a widespread displacement of cattle and loss of feed. The disaster declaration would make emergency low-interest loans from the USDA immediately available to impacted farmers in Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties, as well as any county that borders either of them.
A 10th Mountain Division Soldier died from injuries sustained in an enemy attack in Afghanistan. The Fort Drum Public Affairs Office reports that 27 year old Specialist Kerry Danyluk of Cuero, Texas died April 15that a medical center in Germany of injuries sustained April 12th when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Afghanistan. Specialist Danyluk was an infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. He is survived by his mother and father.
Public Health information regarding the flood
Road Closure List
Newscast Friday April 18th
Griffo examines education in state budget
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