Cortland Firefighters & Utilities Cutting Power to Flooded Homes
Friday, August 9, 2013
The Cortland City Fire Department and representatives from National Grid and Niagara Mohawk are going door to door to flooded homes, turning off power and conducting damage assessments as a result of today’s flooding.
According to Deputy City Fire Chief Wayne Friedman firefighters are targeting homes in the hardest hit areas first, that includes Townley Ave., Floral Ave, Groton Ave., Madison Street and Homer Avenue. Working with the utility crews they will turn off or disconnect power and gas service from flooded homes and help residents evacuate where necessary.
The crews will work from the hardest hit homes out to the least impacted as the day continues.
Friedman says several homes in those neighborhoods are flooded and the fire department will not be pumping water out of those basements until the water levels subside.
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