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June 27, 2013

Lightning strikes twice; more bad weather ahead


“We’re going to be watching the rivers and reacting accordingly where we need to.”


Day advises that those who live in areas that are known to flood to be vigilant, in light of the weather.

“Now’s the time that you need to be aware of what’s going on and watch for signs of potential flooding.”

As with all flooding situations, drivers should never enter portions of a road covered in standing or running water, Day said.

“That stuff is very dangerous. You just don’t know what’s underneath.”

It’s possible the road could be damaged or washed out, he said.

Those who encounter flooding should contact their local highway department, Day said.

For especially serious inundation that could put drivers or pedestrians in danger, call 911, he said.


Lyon Mountain Volunteer Fire Department was called out to deal with the Mountain Lake transformer blaze on Wednesday.

By afternoon, the public-television station and other organizations that rent tower space there had no power. 

While the Mountain Lake PBS signal was still available on Charter Cable, all other viewing was offline.

A crew headed out to access the damage mid afternoon, and it was expected the signal would be restored to Time Warner Cable by sometime Wednesday evening and to most of Mountain Lake’s other cable providers within a few days.

In Dannemora, water-main repairs will be completed after the flood recedes enough to give access to where it ruptured, the Health Department said. 

Water for drinking, cooking, ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and preparing food must be boiled for one minute then cooled before use. 

”Boiling kills most bacteria and other organisms in the water,” a release from the Health Department said.

The order will remain in place until two samples taken between eight and 24 hours apart show no total coliform bacteria.

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