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State of emergency called off in Tupper Lake

May 11, 2011
By JESSICA COLLIER - Staff Writer ( , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

TUPPER LAKE - Village Mayor Mickey Desmarais and town Supervisor Roger Amell on Tuesday declared the state of emergency ended.

According to the declaration, they canceled the state of emergency because there was a substantial reduction in the hazards that could affect the safety of the village and the towns.

"The people within the village and town of Tupper Lake are now able to resume normal activities," the declaration reads. "However, there may still be isolated cases of storm damage that could be unsafe. People should use care when encountering an unsafe condition."

Desmarais said several people are beginning to re-enter homes they've been evacuated from as water levels recede.

As residents begin to clean up the damage, Desmarais said anyone who has flood damage should get a Red Cross cleanup kit from the fire station. If there's no one there, residents can call the village offices at 359-3341 and Code Enforcement Officer Pete Edwards will deliver one.

In addition to cleaning supplies, the kits include paperwork explaining the things people need to be concerned about after their house has flooded, including keeping mold at safe levels.

People who have wet junk should put it on the curbside and call the village or the town to schedule a pickup, Desmarais said.

Desmarais said village Water and Sewer Superintendent Mark Robillard will help people pump out their cellars, as long as his crews can get within 35 or 40 feet of the homes.



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