Town of Lancaster Office of Emergency Management - OEM

Town of Lancaster Office of Emergency Management - OEM The Disaster Coordinator is Ronald Rozler The office develops and promulgates emergency management plans. We direct the emergency management activities throughout the town during a state of emergency

Emergency Management is the four-phase protection process of coordinating resources to deal with emergencies effectively, thereby saving lives and minimizing economic loss. Emergency Management is involved in an all-hazards approach to assist in community preparedness. The four components are mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Emergency Management is a coordinated response to an unusual emergency situation; a response that calls for maximum use of community resources, with far greater need for coordination between response agencies than usually exists.

US National Weather Service Buffalo NY
03/31/2020

US National Weather Service Buffalo NY

The damp, cloudy pattern we've seen across western and north central NY will gradually improve, with a slow drying and warming trend from mid week thru the start of the weekend. Although there will be plenty of clouds around, should at least see some sunshine from time to time.

US National Weather Service Buffalo NY
03/29/2020

US National Weather Service Buffalo NY

There's a risk of strong thunderstorms across Western New York this afternoon. The greatest risk is between 1 - 5 p.m. Strong damaging wind gusts are possible.

US National Weather Service Buffalo NY
03/28/2020

US National Weather Service Buffalo NY

Sunny and mainly clear skies this evening but big changes are coming our way for this weekend. Check out the graphics too see when you can anticipate the rain to arrive and how much rain through Sunday night. #NYwx

03/28/2020

This is an important message from NY Alert

HEADLINE: Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert, 82 years old white/male. Look for Gray 2017 CHEVROLET EQUINOX JMS37 NY

DESCRIPTION: At the request of the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, a New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert has been issued relating to the disappearance of JOHN SULLIVAN; age 82; from HENRIETTA, NY at 08:31 pm on March 27, 2020.

INSTRUCTIONS: Click on the link for further details. www.criminaljustice.ny.gov

US National Weather Service Buffalo NY
03/24/2020

US National Weather Service Buffalo NY

Aside from some possible showers Thursday, the rest of the work week will see a good deal of dry time. Things will then go downhill this weekend as things become quite unsettled. High temps in the 40s across the board, with the exception of 50s making an appearance on Thursday.

03/23/2020
Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is available. Call (716) 858-8000. An application will be mailed to you. The Erie County Department of Social Services can do all interviews over the phone.

03/20/2020
Wben TrafficCommand

Wben TrafficCommand

THRUWAY AUTHORITY TO IMPLEMENT EMERGENCY TOLL PROCEDURES DUE TO NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Emergency Toll Procedures Implemented to Protect Toll Collectors and Motorists

Cash Customers Will Receive a Bill in the Mail Instead of Paying Cash Until Further Notice

The Thruway Authority today announced emergency toll procedures will be in place effective Sunday, March 22 at approximately 8 p.m., at cash toll lanes on the Thruway’s ticketed-system. This plan will convert the collection of cash tolls to toll billing by the license plate during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) response in New York State. The procedures will be in place until further notice.

“We are implementing these emergency toll procedures for the health and safety of our employees and motorists,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said. “We need the next 48 hours to take necessary operational steps to implement the procedures effectively and seamlessly. In the meantime, we continue to enhance safety measures to protect toll collectors and motorists. We thank the toll collection staff and all of our workforce for their dedication during this public health crisis.”

Effective Sunday, March 22 at approximately 8 p.m., when non-E-ZPass customers enter the Thruway in a cash lane, they will continue through the lane without collecting a ticket. When the customer exits the Thruway, they will inform the toll collector which exit they entered the Thruway and provide the toll collector their license plate information, without paying cash to the toll collector. Customers without an E-ZPass should not enter an E-ZPass lane, as they will receive an E-ZPass violation.

Motorists will then be sent a bill in the mail in approximately 30 days. Toll bills will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle at the address on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Once they receive a bill in the mail, customers can pay with a credit card through the Thruway Authority’s website.

E-ZPass customers should travel through E-ZPass lanes and be billed as they normally would. E-ZPass customers who travel through a cash lane will be given a green light to pass through by the toll collector.

Motorists who wish to save time and bypass the emergency toll procedures can sign up for E-ZPass online.

The emergency toll procedure information will be displayed on Variable Message Signs (VMS) prior to the toll plaza and posted on a sign at the toll booth.

03/20/2020

****Per the Erie County Health Dept as of Thursday March 19th.***

The Erie County Department of Health is releasing results of its disease investigations on the individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 in Erie County. There are currently 29 lab confirmed cases in Erie County residents. Additional tests are being run by our Public Health Lab and results will be released when available.

We are further advising any individuals who were present at the following locations on the specified dates to monitor themselves daily for symptoms of COVID-19.

3/7, Shamrock Run, South Buffalo
3/9, Spirit Airlines Flight F9N2500 , Tampa to Buffalo
3/9, all day, Hamburg High School
3/11, 12-1 p.m., Catalyst Fitness, 1402 French Road, Cheektowaga
3/11, 6:15-10 p.m., North Collins Vol. FD, North Collins
3/12, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hotel Henry, American Heart Association Health & Wellness Event, Buffalo
3/12, 7:30-8 p.m., Walmart, Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg
3/12, 8-8:30 p.m., Lowes, Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg
3/13, 9-9:30 a.m., Aldi, Sheridan Drive, Tonawanda
3/14, no time listed, Premier Liquor, 3900 Maple, Amherst
3/14, 2:45-3:15 p.m., Tops Markets, 5274 Main Street, Amherst
3/16, 12:40-1 p.m., Tops Markets, 2351 Maple Road, Amherst
If you were at any of these locations please monitor your health conditions. You do NOT need to call our information line.

ECDOH will release additional guidance as it affects the public as it becomes available through our investigation process.

03/20/2020
Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

Today:
Reach out to a neighbor by phone. 📞

Also today:
Reach out for support if you need it:
2-1-1 for health and human services 2-1-1wny
24-Hour Addiction Hotline: 716-831-7007
24-Hour Crisis Services Hotline: 716-834-3131
24-Hour phone support for kids under 18: 716-882-4357

Erie County Sheriff's Office
03/20/2020

Erie County Sheriff's Office

ATTENTION! #FlattenTheCurve #Covid19

US National Weather Service Buffalo NY
03/19/2020

US National Weather Service Buffalo NY

A High Wind Watch remains in effect Friday for areas east and northeast of Lake Erie, including Buffalo and Rochester. Wind gusts may reach 60 mph, with 40+ mph gusts outside of the watch area. There is still some forecast uncertainty with wind speeds, stay tuned for updates.

03/18/2020

ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 UPDATE, Wednesday evening, March 18

ERIE COUNTY, NY – The Erie County Department of Health is releasing results of its disease investigations on the individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 in the tests run by the Erie County Public Health Lab on Tuesday, March 17. An additional run of tests is currently being processed and results will be announced tomorrow.

The positive tests also included one additional case, a male in his 30s with recent travel out of state.

This brings the total of positive COVID-19 cases from March 17 to 14 cases, and the total positive COVID-19 cases in Erie County to date are 21 cases.

3/10, West Jet Airline, Flight 4 from London to Toronto, arriving at 11:10 a.m.
3/10, United Flight 4233 from Chicago to Buffalo, arriving 8:30 p.m.
3/11, WellNow Urgent Care on Transit Road in East Amherst
3/11, 3-7 p.m., Larkin Center Office Building at 701 Seneca Street in Buffalo
3/11, midday, Robert H. Jackson United States Courthouse in Buffalo
3/13, 1 p.m., Walmart on Niagara Falls Blvd. in North Tonawanda
3/14, 3-3:30 p.m., Wegmans in Blasdell
3/14, 7:30 p.m., Bed Bath and Beyond on McKinley Pkwy. in Blasdell
3/14, 8:15 p.m., Buy Buy Baby in Williamsville
3/15, 11:30 a.m., Orange Theory Fitness on McKinley Pkwy.
3/15, 1 p.m., Walmart on Niagara Falls Blvd. in North Tonawanda
3/15, midday, CVS on Main Street in East Aurora
3/16, 3 p.m., Target on Niagara Falls Blvd. in Amherst
These individuals reside in the following municipalities: two in the town of Hamburg, one of those is in the village of Blasdell; four in the town of Amherst, three of those in the village of Williamsville; Clarence; Aurora (Village of East Aurora); Holland. The additional case from March 17 resides in North Collins.

ECDOH will release additional guidance as it affects the public as it becomes available through our investigation process.

Testing

Until further supplies for testing and sample collection are received by Erie County, ECDOH will not be scheduling sample collection or accepting samples for testing at its Public Health Lab. When we are able to resume testing at our Public Health Lab, we will make that announcement.

If you are already scheduled for sample collection by ECDOH, you will still have your sample collected and tested. Report to the location at the time scheduled by ECDOH.

03/18/2020
Mark Poloncarz

Mark Poloncarz

Live: UPDATE on #Coronavirus/Covid19 in Erie County with Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein and Deputy Erie County Executive Maria Whyte.

Learn more: Erie.gov/Covid19

For Up to date press releases, go tohttp://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=press-releases&fbclid=IwAR3fvekVoyg_G6tBmfBv...
03/18/2020
News & Press Releases | Erie County, NY Department of Health

For Up to date press releases, go to

http://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=press-releases&fbclid=IwAR3fvekVoyg_G6tBmfBvyzl74ys9ATbUkgPCR6IrM8Bv_8bixmyZTbQ9BkM

The Erie County Department of Health does not provide medical advice.  The information provided on the Erie County Department of Health website is not an attempt to practice medicine and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  It is for informa...

03/18/2020
03/18/2020

SEVERE High Wind Watch
Fri, Mar 20, 2020, 6:00 AM EDT
...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY

AFTERNOON...
* WHAT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH POSSIBLE.

* WHERE...NIAGARA, ORLEANS, MONROE, ERIE, GENESEE, AND CHAUTAUQUA COUNTIES.

* WHEN...FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...DAMAGING WINDS COULD BLOW DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES. WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE. TRAVEL COULD BE

DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WARNINGS FOR UPDATES ON THIS

SITUATION. FASTEN LOOSE OBJECTS OR SHELTER OBJECTS IN A SAFE

LOCATION PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF WINDS.

03/17/2020

Effective March 16, 2020 @ 8pm the Town of Lancaster has implement a State of Emergency. This is an administrative function only. There is no specific threat to our community.

Lancaster Schools
03/16/2020

Lancaster Schools

Please read the following announcement regarding extended school closure and meal services provision. All families should pay close attention to this announcement as meal service could potentially pertain to them as well.

Village of Lancaster
03/16/2020

Village of Lancaster

Village Court is CANCELLED until April 28th at 9 am.
​ Those who had court scheduled during this time will receive notices in the mail with new court dates.

We are further advising any individuals who were present at the following locations on the specified dates to monitor th...
03/16/2020
ERIE COUNTY PROVIDES COVID-19 UPDATE ON MONDAY | Erie County, NY Department of Health

We are further advising any individuals who were present at the following locations on the specified dates to monitor themselves daily for symptoms of COVID-19.
Public Advisory
3/4/2020: United Airlines Flight Eagle United from Austin to Washington, D.C. # UA6028 and from Washington, D.C. to Buffalo #UA4810

3/9/2020: Amtrak Train 49, New York City to Buffalo with a midnight arrival

3/10/2020: Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga

3/11/2020, 12-12:30 p.m.: Wegmans on Alberta Drive in Amherst

3/12/2020, approximately 6:30 p.m.: Aldi on Transit Road in Depew

3/13/3030, 7-8 p.m.: Rite Aid on North Buffalo Road in Orchard Park

If you develop symptoms, call your doctor for medical advice. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
- Fever
- Cough
- Shortness of breath

ERIE COUNTY, NY – Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein provided an update on COVID-19 in Erie County at a press conference on Monday, March 16.

Lancaster Ambulance
03/16/2020

Lancaster Ambulance

We are here to help you at a moments notice but, please help us help you by letting the 911 dispatchers know if you are having any symptoms so we can take precautions to protect ourselves, and you by having an idea before we arrive on scene. #coronavirus #covid_19 #paramedic #paramedics #emt #lvac #lancasterny #aldenny #depewny #buffalony #buffalo716 #quotes #newyork #stateofemergency #nysdoh #ambulance #hospital #emergencyroom #ems

Until further notices, Lancaster schools are closed. Every effort will be made to keep you updated as promptly as possib...
03/15/2020

Until further notices, Lancaster schools are closed. Every effort will be made to keep you updated as promptly as possible and keep this tight community working together throughout this difficult time! Please see the attached letter

03/15/2020
The public can call 858-2929 with COVID-19 questions. For the most accurate information, please visit the Erie County De...
03/15/2020
Coronavirus | Erie County, NY Department of Health

The public can call 858-2929 with COVID-19 questions. For the most accurate information, please visit the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) COVID-19 webpage at erie.gov/covid19

COVID-19 is a disease caused by new respiratory virus first identified in China and is now spreading worldwide.  This disease can lead to fever, cough and shortness of breath. There are thousands of confirmed cases in a growing number of countries internationally and the virus is now spreading in t...

03/15/2020

All Schools in Erie County will be closed Monday March 16th. There will be additional information to follow

03/15/2020
03/15/2020

St. Mary's High School in Lancaster will be closed until April 19th.

03/14/2020
Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

• Frequently wash and scrub your hands with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds
• Cough or sneeze into your arm or shoulder; or, use a tissue and wash your hands afterward
• Clean surfaces and objects that are touched often.
• Make a habit of NOT touching your face.
• Avoid close contact with people who are ill. If they look sick, they are sick.
• And if you or your child is sick, stay home from work or school.

When you are sick and go into work, you are putting your coworkers, clients, customers and the general public at risk for an illness that could be very harmful to them or someone in their family. For any communicable respiratory disease, even if your symptoms are relatively mild, you can pass that disease to someone who is very young, elderly, or living with a chronic illness that puts them at risk for more severe illness. Please, don’t take that chance with someone else’s health.

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