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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

“It’s heartbreaking to see the pictures of that library,” Lake Placid Library Board of Trustees President Beverley Reid said.

Reid said that the library board would be adding money to that raised through book sales and donations.

“They are going to be facing a lot of expenses fixing that beautiful building and what they are going to need for that is cash,” Reid said. “This is a great way for the people of North Elba and the surrounding area to show our neighbors that we care.”

All proceeds from the Lake Placid Public Library will be given directly to the Wells Library. Children’s books in good condition will also be accepted on behalf of Upper Jay.

Adirondack author Kate Messner has been sending out appeals on a blog attached to her website, katemessner.com, and is unofficially coordinating efforts with the Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid to replace books.

Anyone wishing for more information or to help may contact the library at 523-3200.

Second FEMA site opens Friday

MORIAH — The Essex County Emergency Operations Center announces that a second FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located at the Moriah Fire House, 630 Tarbell Hill Road, will be opening on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. Storm-affected residents and small business owners may obtain information and services from County, State and Federal agencies. Residents are encouraged to visit the center to get information and answers to questions. Operating hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

Also on hand at the Disaster Recovery Center will be representatives from the Small Business Administration who can explain the low-interest loan packages available to individuals, nonprofits and businesses of any size. Essex County Public Health will be available at the Center on Friday from 10a.m. to noon to offer free Tetanus vaccine for those affected by the Irene.

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