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NYSDOH announces release of new website for Children’s Social-Emotional Development

The NYS DOH’s Bureau of Early Intervention has launched a new webpage.  The webpage includes information about social-emotional development to help families and caregivers have a better understanding of their infant and/or toddler’s social-emotional development.  In addition there is information regarding  developmental milestones, guidance on how to promote social-emotional development in young children as well as information on what to do if a parent has concerns about their child’s social-emotional development.

If a parent or caregiver has concerns about their infant or toddler’s social-emotional development they can call their local health department’s Early Intervention Program.  In Seneca County call (315) 539-1920.

Governor Cuomo announced $13M in relief funds for communities damaged by severe storms and flash flooding

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $13 million is available for restoration and recovery efforts following the severe storms and flash flooding on August 13-15 that severely impacted communities in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions.
 
“Extreme weather is the new normal in New York and it’s critical that we build more resilient communities to withstand this reality,” Governor Cuomo said. “This funding will help ensure families across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes that were hit hard by recent storms and flash flooding have the resources they need to rebuild stronger and safer than before.”

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Seneca County Flood Information

There will be an Open House featuring representatives from multiple NYS Agencies to assist those who have been impacted by recent flooding taking place this Thursday 8/30 from 12pm-8pm at the Sampson State Park Office Building located at 6096 NYS Route 96A in Romulus.  We are further compiling the complete list of agencies who will be in attendance, but this event is intended as a one stop shop opportunity where residents can come and speak directly with representatives from state agencies on any issues they may be having, ranging from insurance problems to permitting, and beyond.

For Seneca County Flood information click here

Preventing Health Risks from Flooding

The Seneca County Health Department is advising residents to take the following steps to prevent health risk due to flooding.  Press Release Preventing Health Risks from Flooding 8.21.18.  For more information on health risks due to flooding contact the Seneca County Health Department at (315) 539-1920 or contact our Environmental Health Division at (315) 539-1945.  Additional information can also be found on our social media page on Facebook @SenecaCountyHealth.

Information for Residents on Private Wells after Flooding

Press Release Private Wells and Flooding 8.15.18

The Seneca County Health Department is recommending the following precautions be taken after flooding for homeowners whose primary source of drinking water is from a private well or spring.

• If your well has been covered by flood waters, even temporarily, you should consider it to be contaminated and not consume it or use it for any purpose until testing is completed
• Use bottled water.
• To obtain collection bottles and instructions for well water testing contact the following:

SENECA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 315-539-1945
WATERLOO WATER TREATMENT PLANT 315-585-9811
WATERLOO TOWN OFFICES 315-539-9131
ROMULUS TOWN HALL 607-869-9326

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING

Seneca County – Be prepared for this weekend’s heat wave!! If you don’t have air conditioning in your home, visit a friend or a public place that does, such as a community center, store, mall, library, etc. Be sure to drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun, and avoid physical activity if possible. Those with lung conditions, the elderly, children and pets are most vulnerable to the heat and humidity so please look out for your fellow community members (humans and pets) this weekend!

Seneca County Health Department and Common Ground Health Launch Survey to Collect Local Health Data

Your personal health story can help improve lives.

That’s the message that the Seneca County Health Department and Common Ground Health are sharing with residents.  The online survey is now available thru July in both English and Spanish.  To complete a survey go to MyHealthStory2018.com or to MiHistoriadeSalud2018.com.  

For more information about the survey contact the Seneca County Health Department at (315) 539-1920.