STATEMENT: Coalition stands united with those impacted by Seneca flooding

The Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition released the following statement after the devastating flooding, which took place last week in parts of Lodi, Interlaken, and Covert. The Coalition also released a series of resources, which are available below the statement.

“We commend the hard-working local, state, and federal responders who continue to help Seneca County after last week’s devastating flood. While the flood left parts of South Seneca unrecognizable – especially in Lodi, Ovid, Covert, Interlaken, and lakeshore neighborhoods within those communities – we know each will respond with resilience. The Seneca County Suicide Prevention Coalition is here for the community. We understand that being faced with a life-threatening situation is overwhelming. We also understand that those feelings did not, and will not all recede with the flood waters. The community is with those who were impacted by the devastating flood. We will continue to rally, support, and stand with those as they rebuild, and come back stronger than ever.”

Local resources for those impacted by flooding:

Non-Emergency Questions – Call 2-1-1

Housing Needs

DHS – (315) 539-1800
Holy Cross – (607) 294-0064
American Red Cross – (607) 739-1166

Cleaning Services

Samaritan’s Purse – (315) 283-5869

Seneca County Services

Code Enforcement – (315) 539-1950
Health Department – (315) 539-1920
County Office Building – (315) 539-1800

Federal Services

FEMA – 1 (866) 697-2434

Emergency Services call 9-1-1

The United Methodist Early Response Team is on site at the Lodi Firehouse. They can also be reached by calling (585) 319-7227. They assist with light cleaning and clearing.

If you or anyone you know is struggling with suicide, seek help immediately:

Crisis Text Line: 741-741
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-TALK ~(8255)~

The recent flooding will not impact upcoming Talk Saves Lives Trainings, which are slated to be held throughout the remainder of August and September. Dates are listed as follows:

Mon., Aug. 22 – 7 p.m. – Seneca Community Church in Romulus – 5738 NY-96, Romulus
Weds., Sept. 5 – 7 p.m. – Seneca Falls Library – 47 Cayuga St, Seneca Falls, NY
Weds., Sept. 12 – 7 p.m. – Lodi Public Library – 8484 S Main St, Lodi
Weds., Sept. 19 – 7 p.m. – The Ministry Center – 25 Center St, Waterloo
Weds., Sept. 26 – 7 p.m. – Papa Bear at Three Bears Complex – Ovid Downtown