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.

07/11/2019

Another warm & humid day on the way Thursday with some drenching downpours in the afternoon. Skies will slowly clear on Friday with cooler temperatures for the end of the week. Saturday starts with sunshine but a few showers will develop later in the day. Expect partly to mostly sunny skies on Sunday. A big warm-up on the way for next week.
THURSDAY
High: 83
Low: 70
Mostly cloudy, warm and muggy with aft rain showers/T-Storms.
FRIDAY
High: 75
Low: 63
Cooler with a mix of sun and clouds.
SATURDAY
High: 80
Low: 65

Town of Lancaster Office of Emergency Management - OEM
07/07/2019

Town of Lancaster Office of Emergency Management - OEM

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07/07/2019

Town of Lancaster Office of Emergency Management - OEM's cover photo

06/20/2019

There is a water main break on Walden Av between Pavement Rd and Eastport
Lane restrictions are in place

Town of Lancaster Office of Emergency Management - OEM's cover photo
06/10/2019

Town of Lancaster Office of Emergency Management - OEM's cover photo

Town of Lancaster Office of Emergency Management - OEM's cover photo
05/23/2019

Town of Lancaster Office of Emergency Management - OEM's cover photo

Lancaster, N.Y. Police Department
05/23/2019

Lancaster, N.Y. Police Department

MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

This Memorial Day weekend, please take time to remember those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.

The following Memorial Day events will be held in Lancaster and Depew on Monday, May 27th:

- Lancaster Memorial Day Services start at 9:00 a.m. at the Lancaster Veterans Memorial Park, Lake Avenue at Pardee Avenue. This will be followed by a parade from Lake Avenue to Lancaster Town Hall.

- Town Line Memorial Day Service and Parade will start at 9:15 a.m. at Town Line Fire Hall, 6507 Broadway. The Alden High School band will provide music for the service.

- Depew's Memorial Day parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Village Hall, 85 Manitou Street, and proceed to Veteran's Park. The parade will be followed by a service in the park at 11:15 a.m.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Milder, Mostly to Partly Cloudy, a few Spotty Showers, Thunderstorms, Low: 53-60, Wind: SE 5-10/S 8-16T...
05/22/2019

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Milder, Mostly to Partly Cloudy, a few Spotty Showers, Thunderstorms, Low: 53-60, Wind: SE 5-10/S 8-16

THURSDAY: Warm, Becoming More Humid, Breaks of Sun, Showers and Thunderstorms Develop toward later Thursday morning, into the afternoon, some storms could be locally Strong to Severe, some heavy downpours, High: 75, Wind: S 10-17/SW 15-25 G35 pm, Low: 54

FRIDAY: Partly Sunny, High: 65, Low: 55

SATURDAY: Showers and Thunderstorms Develop, Inceasing PM, High: 74, Low: 56

SUNDAY: Partly Sunny, High: 69, Low: 52

MEMORIAL DAY MONDAY: Cloud Sun Mix, Chance of a PM Shower, Mainly Rainfree, High: 66, turning cooler PM, Low: 45

Lancaster, N.Y. Police Department
04/29/2019

Lancaster, N.Y. Police Department

***UPDATE Susan Bochenski has been located. Thank you everyone for your assistance.***

**ATTEMPT TO LOCATE MISSING WOMAN FROM LANCASTER**

***PLEASE SHARE***

The Lancaster Police Department is seeking public assistance in locating 67 year old Susan Bochenski.

Susan was last seen leaving an assisted living facility on Broadway in the Village of Lancaster this morning 4/29/19. Susan is described as a white female 5'7", 160 lbs., with gray/white hair. She was last seen wearing pants and a shirt, unknown color, and is believed to not be wearing a coat or her glasses that are pictured.

Anyone having seen Susan Bochenski is asked to contact the Lancaster Police Department (716) 683-2800.

04/26/2019

NWS Buffalo-

After mild temperatures and more rain today, it will turn rather windy and much colder in time for Saturday. High temperatures will be 15-20 degrees lower than those of today, and will be accompanied by wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph,

04/15/2019

Heavy rain and strong thunderstorms forecast for our area this evening

US National Weather Service Buffalo NY
04/14/2019

US National Weather Service Buffalo NY

A Tornado Watch is in effect until 3 AM EDT Monday. Locations within the watch area include:
The Western Southern Tier of NY and Wyoming and Livingston Counties

04/03/2019

HEADLINE: Wind Advisory issued April 03 at 8:32AM EDT until April 03 at 6:00PM EDT by NWS Buffalo

DESCRIPTION: ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a WindAdvisory, which is in effect until 6 PM EDT this evening.
* LOCATIONS...Niagara, Orleans, Erie, Genesee, Wyoming,Chautauqua, and Cattaraugus counties.
* TIMING...From late this morning through early this evening.
* WINDS...West 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
* IMPACTS...Winds of this magnitude may bring down a few tree limbs and result in isolated power outages. Winds will also cause trash cans to bow around. Travel in high profile vehicles may be difficult at times.

INSTRUCTIONS: Strong wind gusts of up to 57 mph will make driving difficult and could result in minor property damage. Home owners should secure personal property.

03/30/2019

Large power outages throughout the Town
Many traffic signals out
Use extreme caution

03/20/2019

Overview of the Upcoming Week

Rain showers late tonight and Thursday, mixing with wet snow higher terrain east of Lake Ontario

Colder and windy with accumulating snow showers Friday through early Saturday

Drying out and turning warmer over the weekend
A few rain and snow showers Sunday night and Monday

03/20/2019

Rain showers switching to a mix as we head from afternoon to evening.

FRIDAY
High: 35
Low: 30
Colder with snow showers coating the ground with a blanket of white and gusty winds.

SATURDAY
High: 35
Low: 17

Sunny but cold
SUNDAY
High: 47
Low: 27

Sun & clouds with a gusty breeze. Temperatures will rise well into the 40s inland, but remain much cooler along Lake Erie.

03/19/2019

We welcome Spring at 5:58 PM Wednesday!

TUESDAY
High: 41
Low: 29

Morning clouds, afternoon sun with moderating temperatures.

WEDNESDAY
High: 47
Low: 33

First day of spring and temperatures move more toward normal highs. Clouds increase with rain chances late in the day.

THURSDAY
High: 40
Low: 31

Rain showers switching to a mix for the afternoon.

FRIDAY
High: 43
Low: 25

HEADLINE: High Wind Warning issued March 08 at 3:03PM EST until March 10 at 10:00PM EST by NWS Buffalo DESCRIPTION: ...H...
03/08/2019

HEADLINE: High Wind Warning issued March 08 at 3:03PM EST until March 10 at 10:00PM EST by NWS Buffalo

DESCRIPTION: ...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EST SATURDAY TO
11 PM EDT SUNDAY...
* LOCATIONS...Chautauqua and Southern Erie counties, especially the lower terrain near Lake Erie.
* TIMING...From early Saturday evening through late Sunday evening.
* WINDS...Southeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph Saturday night becoming southwest on Sunday.
* IMPACTS...Strong wind gusts could bring down trees and powerlines and result in scattered power outages. Minor property damage is also possible, especially to roofs and siding. Travel in high profile vehicles will be difficult at times. This will especially be the case along the New York State Thruway, which runs perpendicular to the forecast high winds.

INSTRUCTIONS: High winds of 58 mph or greater will make driving difficult and could result in property damage, including downed trees and power
lines. Scattered power outages are expected. Home owners should secure loose objects.

03/08/2019

This is an important message from The Erie County Water Authority.

ECWA Alert: Water main break on 3504 Bowen Rd in Lancaster between Hall Rd and Brunck-road Is Closed.

03/02/2019

Water main break on Transit Rd. In front of Joe Basil Chevrolet
Use caution in the area

TONIGHT: Mostly Cloudy, Few Flurries SE of the Metro, Low: 23-27, Wind: NE 4-8.SATURDAY: Cloudy, Chance of a Morning Sno...
03/01/2019

TONIGHT: Mostly Cloudy, Few Flurries SE of the Metro, Low: 23-27, Wind: NE 4-8.

SATURDAY: Cloudy, Chance of a Morning Snow Shower, Snow Showers increase for the afternoon, around an inch of accumulation by late evening, Wind: WNW 4-8, High: 31-35, Low: 21.

SUNDAY: Mostly Cloudy, Widespread Snow Develops toward evening, continues Sunday night, More significant accumulation southeast of Buffalo, High: 29, Low: 15.

MONDAY: Turning Much Colder, Breezy with a Bitter Wind Chill, Scattered Snow Showers am, PM Breaks of Sun, High: 19, Low: 7.

TUESDAY: Very Cold, Scattered Snow Showers, Limited Localized Lake Effect Snow, High: 16, Low: 9.

WEDNESDAY: Continued Very Cold, Breaks of Sun, Few Scattered Snow Showers, High: 19, Low: 10.

02/26/2019

HEADLINE: Winter Weather Advisory issued February 26 at 10:55AM EST until February 27 at 10:00PM EST by NWS Buffalo

DESCRIPTION: ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 10 PM EST
WEDNESDAY...
* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches expected.
* WHERE...Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Erie, Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties.
* WHEN...From 6 AM to 10 PM EST Wednesday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning, but and more so the evening commute.

02/25/2019

Lancaster schools will be closed Monday, Feb 25.
Due to ongoing extreme and unsafe weather conditions,

02/24/2019

Walden Av closed between Cemetery Rd and Pavement Rd
Power lines down in the roadway

02/24/2019

Message from Waste Management:
Due to the extremely windy conditions, we ask that residents who have a Monday trash and/or recycling pickup wait until Monday morning to place their carts at the curb. If you can wait another week for trash pickup and two weeks for recycling pickup, you are encouraged to do so. Thank you.

02/24/2019

Town Line Rd closed between Westwood & Walden. Power lines down

02/24/2019

Wehrle Drive from Harris Hill to Transit in Lancaster is closed due to a power line being down. Please use an alternate route.

02/24/2019

A Travel Advisory has been issued for all of Erie County

02/24/2019

FYI -
If you experience a power outage, Please DO NOT call the Police Dispatch Center or 911 to report the outage. This will overload the call centers.
You can go to the NYSEG web site to see the outages and estimated restoration times

Oh Great, we appear in every version of these models.We are monitoring the rapidly changing events.
02/24/2019

Oh Great, we appear in every version of these models.

We are monitoring the rapidly changing events.

02/23/2019

Widespread, damaging winds forecast for WNY Sunday, also Winter Weather Advisory

High Wind Warnings will be in effect for all 8 counties in Western New York starting early Sunday morning. Peak gusts could reach 75 mph. Also lake effect snow and blowing snow will greatly reduce visibility starting later Sunday afternoon.

02/23/2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. — In anticipation of the extreme high winds expected Sunday in Western New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo is taking the necessary steps in order to keep all safe.

The Governor has banned all empty tractor trailers and tandems from the following highways beginning 10 a.m. on Sunday:

• I-90 between exit 31 (Utica) and exit 61 (Ripley to PA line)
• Niagara Thruway (I-190)

• I-390 from Dansville to Rt 104

• I-490 from I-90 exit 45 to I-90 exit 47

• I-590 (full extent)

• Rt 104 at the Bay Bridge

• I-190 from Grand Island to Lewiston / Queenston

• I-290 from I-190 to I-90

• NY 5 from I-190 to NY 179 (with a full truck ban on the elevated section of the Skyway)

• US 219 from I-90 to Peters Rd

• NY 400 from NY 16 to I-90

• I-990 from I-290 to NY 263

"New York is preparing to endure yet another extreme weather event that could bring strong winds resulting in significant power outages," said Governor Cuomo.

Damaging wind gusts could approach 75 mph on Sunday. Strong winds could also cause significant lakeshore flooding and ice movement into the Niagara River.

02/23/2019

HEADLINE: Winter Weather Advisory issued February 23 at 11:55AM EST until February 25 at 4:00AM EST by NWS Buffalo

DESCRIPTION: ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM SUNDAY TO 4 AM EST
MONDAY...
* WHAT...Lake effect snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 3 inches expected in the most persistent
lake snows. Winds gusting as high as 75 mph will produce
significant blowing snow and brief whiteouts.
* WHERE...Northern Erie and Genesee counties.
* WHEN...From 3 PM Sunday to 4 AM EST Monday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility.

INSTRUCTIONS: Lake effect snow will fall in relatively narrow bands. If traveling, be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions and
visibilities.

Event: High Wind Warning Alert: ...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO 10 AM EST MONDAY...  * LOCATI...
02/22/2019

Event: High Wind Warning
Alert: ...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO 10 AM
EST MONDAY...

* LOCATIONS...Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Jefferson, Erie,
Genesee, and Chautauqua counties.

* TIMING...From early Sunday morning through early Monday
morning.

* WINDS...West 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 75 mph.

* IMPACTS...Strong wind gusts will bring down numerous trees and
power lines and result in widespread power outages. Power may
be out for several days in some areas. Shallow rooted pines
will be particularly vulnerable. Property damage is also
possible, especially to roofs and siding. Buildings under
construction and old deteriorating buildings may be damaged
significantly. Travel in high profile vehicles will be very
difficult at times, and empty tractor trailers may be in
danger of being blown off the road.

Instructions: High winds of 58 mph or greater will make driving difficult and could result in property damage, including downed trees and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected. Home owners should secure loose objects.
Target Area:
Chautauqua
Genesee
Monroe
Niagara
Northern Erie
Orleans
Southern Erie

02/22/2019

we are asking all residents to use your best judgement when / if putting out garbage totes this weekend with the expected high winds event

During a Power Interruption  Contact neighbors to see if their power is off. A loss of power may be the result of a blo...
02/22/2019

During a Power Interruption
 Contact neighbors to see if their power is off. A loss of power may be the result of a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker.
-  To report a power interruption, contact NYSEG at 1-800-572-1131 or RG&E at 1-800-743-1701. Our telephone systems let callers report the problem, help our crews respond quickly and efficiently, and provide customers with power interruption updates.
- Anyone who has access to a working computer or mobile device during a power interruption can also report the interruption online at nyseg.com or rge.com. 
- Listen to a battery-powered radio for weather and power restoration updates. 
- Turn off major appliances (electric water heaters, refrigerators and freezers) and sensitive electronic equipment (TVs, VCRs, DVD players, computers, and audio equipment) to prevent overloading and possible damage when power is restored. Turning off this equipment may mean unplugging it, turning off a circuit breaker or removing a fuse for the circuit that provides power to this equipment.
- Leave one light switch “on” to know when power has been restored.
- Don’t use a natural gas or propane range to heat your home. 
- Never use outdoor grills or stoves inside.
- Keep refrigerators and freezers closed as much as possible. Most food lasts 24 hours if you minimize the opening of refrigerator and freezer doors.

After Power Is Restored
- If a basement or home was flooded, customers should have an electrician check the home and have a plumbing and heating contractor check natural gas appliances before contacting NYSEG or RG&E to have services turned on.
-Turn on appliances and sensitive electronic equipment one at a time to avoid overloading circuits.
- Replenish emergency supplies used during the storm. - Additional storm safety information is available at nyseg.com or rge.com (click on “Outage Central” and then on “Storm Safety”).

02/21/2019

Damaging Winds Likely
 A cold front ushers in very strong winds on Sunday

 Gusts will increase across western New York Sunday morning, then Sunday afternoon and early evening across north central New York

 Wind gusts rapidly increase up to 75 mph from the Niagara Frontier through Rochester and in Jefferson County behind the front

 Wind gusts rapidly increase behind the front with damage likely elsewhere

 Strong winds over Lake Erie will likely drive an increase in water level along the shoreline

02/21/2019

HEADLINE: High Wind Watch issued February 21 at 12:00PM EST until February 25 at 7:00AM EST by NWS Buffalo

DESCRIPTION: ...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...
The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a High Wind
Watch, which is in effect from Sunday morning through Monday morning.
* LOCATIONS...Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Jefferson, Erie,
Genesee, and Chautauqua counties.
* TIMING...From early Sunday morning through early Monday morning.
* WINDS...West 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 75 mph.
* IMPACTS...Strong wind gusts will bring down trees and power lines and result in scattered power outages. Shallow rooted pines will be particularly vulnerable. Minor property damage is also possible, especially to roofs and siding. Travel in high profile vehicles will be very difficult at times.

INSTRUCTIONS: Strong winds of 58 mph or greater could produce property damage,including downed trees and power lines that could result in poweroutages. Home owners should secure personal property.

02/20/2019

Overview of the Upcoming Week
Snow and mixed precipitation arriving late this morning through this evening

Rain developing late Saturday and continuing into Sunday

Damaging wind event likely Sunday and Sunday night

Much colder with some lake effect snow potential early next week

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525 Pavement Rd, Ste OEM
East Lancaster, NY
14086

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