SARANAC LAKE - Village officials are seeking information from people who have been impacted by the flooding of Lake Flower and the Saranac River in the past week.
Village Manager John Sweeney said state and federal representatives will come to the area to assess the flooding's impact on both public and private property.
"We want to provide them a list of property owners, residents and business owners who have been impacted so they don't miss anyone during their assessment," Sweeney said in a news release. "If you are located along Lake Flower or the Saranac River and you have lost business due to flooding, if you have been displaced from your home or apartment, or if your property has been damaged, we want to know about it."
Sweeney said the assessment will be used to determine what level of state and federal assistance will be made available to the community.
"So it is critical that officials know the extent of the physical damage and financial impact caused by the flooding," the village manager said.
The village also encourages those affected by the flooding to document any damages and lost revenue through pictures and financial statements. If state or federal assistance is made available, property owners and businesses will be required to document their losses.
Village officials say most of the damage has been limited to areas around Lake Flower including Lake Flower Avenue, Duprey Street and Crossfield Avenue, and downtown along the Saranac River including Main Street, Dorsey Street, Broadway and Woodruff Street. Nevertheless, the village says it wants to hear about all legitimate claims of damage or impact from the flooding.
If your property, business, or residence has been closed, damaged or otherwise impacted by flooding along Lake Flower or the Saranac River, contact the village Community Development Department at 891-4150 ext. 234, firstname.lastname@example.org or by submitting information through the village's Citizen Request System at www.saranaclakeny.gov.