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Severe Storm Knocks Dunkirk into State of Emergency

Mayor Wilfred Rosas has declared a state of emergency for damaged areas in the City of Dunkirk so City crews and contractors can address damage from severe weather that occurred from about 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 20.

      Point Gratiot is closed but is scheduled to be reopened Saturday July 22.  City crews as well as National Grid and Kravitz Tree Service are currently working at the Point to restore public safety.

     Mayor Rosas and the Department of Public Works ask residents to please be patient as our Crews go through the City and clear the debris in the days following this storm. If you see something that requires immediate attention or is a matter of public safety, please call the Department of Public Works at 366-9832 (weekday daytime) or the Dunkirk Police Department at 366-2266 (anytime).

     Mayor Rosas thanks the City first responders for identifying the most damaged and dangerous areas, and especially thanks the DPW Streets Division for their 14-hour marathon to cut and remove 18 large trees from roads when they were called back in for over-night duty following a very long work day of paving in the Third Ward.

     Photos show the storm radar image about 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and one of the many large trees blown down and later cut, this one being on Beach Road in the western part of the City near Lake Erie. The knock-down wind appears to have swept just inland from the lake from west to east and left a narrow but distinct path of blown-down trees, light poles and other heavy objects. tree 1 - Copy (3)tree 2