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Tropical Storm Irene information

Members of the Essex County Emergency Operations Center include, front, Assistant Chief Alan Evans (Alameda County Fire Department) and Battalion Chief Dave Gibson (El Cerrito Fire Department) from the East Bay Incident Management Team and, back, Kathy Daggett, Essex County Public Health Interim Director and Lenny Turbini, Essex County Information Systems Network Supervisor.

Members of the Essex County Emergency Operations Center include, front, Assistant Chief Alan Evans (Alameda County Fire Department) and Battalion Chief Dave Gibson (El Cerrito Fire Department) from the East Bay Incident Management Team and, back, Kathy Daggett, Essex County Public Health Interim Director and Lenny Turbini, Essex County Information Systems Network Supervisor. Provided by Jessica Darney-Buehler

FEMA representatives will be arriving in the town of Jay and Essex County within the next few days. A temporary FEMA office will be set up at the town of Jay Community Center on Sept. 6, (times to be announced). Please keep proper records of all damages sufferred and expenditures. Also, any pictures of property damages are extremely helpful.

In order to be entered into the FEMA system for individual assistance you must fill out a disaster and flood damage survey form. If you have not already filed one of these forms, please do so as soon as possible. These forms are available at the town of Jay Community Center located at 11 School Lane in Au Sable Forks. Once this form is completed, you will be given the choice of a website or an “800” number to access the second step. If you do not have access to the internet or telephone at this time, please come to the Community Center and we will provide a means for you to contact FEMA. FEMA representatives will be arriving in the town of Jay on Sept. 6 to set up an office in the town of Jay Community Center in order to begin the next level of assistance. Please be available to attend.

If you have any questions, please call the supervisor’s office at 647-2204.

Lake Placid library helping

neighbor Upper Jay

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Public Library has embarked on a fundraising project to help the Wells Memorial Library in Upper Jay, which sustained heavy damages in the Aug. 28 flooding.

Besides collecting donations, the library will be giving all proceeds from its book sales for the month of September.

The AuSable River invaded the Upper Jay facility during Tropical Storm Irene, filling the basement and destroying the children’s collection located on the first floor, which was stored on the lower shelves. Workers and volunteers have been trying to save archival materials, to empty the library of ruined volumes and to shovel mud.

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