Storm Recovery Update

Thank you Councilman Matt Zone for posting this. If you are still in need of assistance in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, or unsure of whom to contact, see the latest update from the Emergency Operations Center below.
For Immediate Release:
November 1, 2012 at 7:30 PM
Storm Recovery Updates

CLEVELAND, OH: The updates below include information reported to the Emergency Operations Center today. Additional information will continue to be collected and distributed via the Joint Information Center through tomorrow.

· Immediately report all downed or low hanging lines to 911 or your local utility
· Ongoing challenges may cause additional outages
· CPP full restoration of power anticipated by evening of Nov. 2nd
· 1,000 customers without power
· 58 crews still working
· CPP cut and cleared wires on the ground at 31 locations on the Westside and 23 on the Eastside of Cleveland
· CEI full restoration anticipated by Nov. 5th
· 50+ crews

· Power restored to the City Kennel
· Trees have been weakened by the storm
· Use caution and watch for falling branches
· May bring wires down – Report all downed wires immediately
· Ask for ID and/or call the utility company if a worker requests access to your home. Utility workers will have badges.

Public Works:
· Tree removal –
· Cleveland received 400 calls for service since beginning of the storm
· Priorities are blocked intersections and power lines
· Trash collection is on schedule
· Please remember to place lids on all garbage cans and to set out garbage as close to your set out time as possible to limit access for rodents.
· Power has been restored to all Water Pollution Control pump stations
· Creek flooding starting to recede

Mental Health
· Real life-threatening medical emergencies, dial 9-1-1
· Stress anxiety related to Hurricane Sandy, contact the American Red Cross Northeast Ohio Region at (216) 451-3010 or contact United Way by dialing 2-1-1
· 24-hour Mental Health/Addiction assistance line can be reached at (216) 623-6888

United Way – Dial 2-1-1 for assistance with social and human services
· 4300 calls received – 73% increase over same period a week ago
· 1079 Housing/Utility Assistance
· 835 Food/Meals
· 554 Public Safety/Disaster Assistance
· 453 Social Services
· 332 Health/Mental Health Services
· Updated Stats Expected on Friday, November 3rd

Red Cross
· Help Northeast Ohioans affected by Hurricane Sandy by donating $10.00 to the American Red Cross: text the words RED CROSS to 90999. Carrier will charge $10.00 plus any standard rates.
· To search for an open Red Cross shelter by Zip Code, text the word SHELTER and a Zip Code to 43362 (For example: Shelter 01234). Remember, standard rates apply.

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