Posts on Apr 2020

2011 The Great Flood of Long Lake A Step Back in Time

Back in 2011 Long Lake saw an unanticipated flooding event that rocked the communities up and down the Raquette River.  An epic snowfall in March, followed by torrential spring rains and even a dramatic hail storm pounded the town. An ice out, combined  spring thaw and in a matter of hours, turned into disaster.  Long Lake lake started to back up and flood all along the 14 miles shoreline.

The main roads were closed. The Town of Long Lake declared a state of emergency, and the community was suddenly thrust back in time where the only viable mode of safe and practical transportation was by boat.  

The two sides of town were cut off, by water. Our first introduction to social distancing in recent times. 

Interesting timing to reflect on this slice of history now, while we are hunkered down, social distancing from our friends and family and our future feeling somewhat uncertain and unpredictable.  So for today, lets look back at a calamity that hit the town only 9 years ago this week and recognize this community, and our entire nation, has gotten through troubled times before and we’ll get through troubled times again.

We want to thank our frontline Medical Workers, First Responders and Essential Workers for continuing to power through this most incredible, historic, painful time of grief and unprecendented crisis in our global history. 

Hang in there my friends.  We will get through this. Together. 

 

April 28, 2011

Long Lake, NY

Check out the view from the porch of the Adirondack Hotel. While we clearly are laughing it up, it is not lost on any of us the damage the flood waters have caused. Our thoughts go out to all the property owners of Long Lake. It’s only April 28th. We have plenty of time to dry out. Long time resident of 93 years has never seen the water this high.

 

The Long Lake 100 Year Flood

 

Link to original post: https://mylonglake.com/the-hundred-year-flood/

April 29, 2011
Day Two of the 100 year flood. Long Lake, NY

The water at Route 30 in Front of the historic Adirondack Hotel measured 18 inches at the deepest part of the road. It was over the second step at the hotel. Beaver activity was spotted in Jennings Park Pond. A park bench from the Long Lake beach was floating down river. Photos and reports have been filing in from around the area. Long Lake Central School is closed.

Some re-caps for folks – Newcomb, Long Lake and Johnsburg and Indian Lake Schools are closed; Rt 28 between North Creek and Indian lake is closed, State Rt 28N in Newcomb is closed by the gas station and Lake Harris. Route 30 in Sabeal is open in one lane for traffic between Sabeal and Speculator. Route 30 between the Adk Hotel and Long Lake bridge is closed and covered with 18 inches of water, but larger trucks are passing through at their own risk.

There is a detour for cars only on Route 30/28N in Long Lake in Deerland on Emerson Road.

The Town of Long Lake and the Fire Department and Rescue Squad have equipment on both sides of the bridge so the town has safety response in place in the event of emergencies. Thank you to all volunteers, the Long Lake Highway Crew and NYS DOT for coordinating these efforts.

Posted April 29, 2011 – Archived

Original post: https://mylonglake.com/day-two-of-record-breaking-flood-in-long-lake-ny/

April 30, 2011, Long Lake NY. 7:00am.

This morning at 7am, near the Adirondack Hotel and Helms Seaplane Base along NYS Route 30, the flood water had gone back down to levels seen on Thursday afternoon.

NYS DOT still has the road blocked to truck traffic between Blue Mt. and Long Lake across the bridge. Passenger cars and trucks are still getting thru at their own risk. The water was down and will continue to recede throughout the day.

The Adirondack Hotel reports they were able to turn off the pumps to let them rest for a bit (but they are back on, just in case). Initial reports say the compressors were spared. Electricity was turned back on. Northern Borne Store had stopped pumping water out of the basement as of 7am this morning (if not sooner)

There is a log truck parked in town, currently awaiting permission to travel north to Tupper Lake once the NYS DOT gives clearance.

Special thanks to the Hamilton County Highway, Long Lake and Indian Lake DOT and the Long Lake Highway Department for manning the roads on 24 hour shifts to keep truck traffic routed through Newcomb.

We look forward to having a reunion with both sides of town very soon.

 

 

Original Post: https://mylonglake.com/flood-waters-start-to-recede/

Three Day Siege in Long Lake
May 1, 2011

The water starts to recede and the events start to blend together… so here’s a recap.

Roads to and from Long Lake had limited vehicular traffic for three days. The water has started to recede.

Videos edited and produced by Alexandra Roalsvig

 

Original Post: https://mylonglake.com/three-day-seige-in-long-lake/

May 3, 2011

The water level in Long Lake has dropped over two feet since the flooding reached its peak level on Friday, but the weather forecast looks grim with rain predicted for the next several days.

Town Supervisor Clark Seaman met with Highway Superintendent Chip Farr and Hamilton County Foreman John Walker to discuss the current conditions of the area around Long Lake. Over the weekend a portion of Sabattis Road washed out, but was quickly assessed and repaired by the Hamilton County Road Crew. Foreman Walker continues to monitor the water level at Forked Lake, South Pond Inlet and other creeks along Northpoint Road/County Route 3.

Long Lake Roads including Endion Road have fully re-opened to local traffic and Emerson Road is no longer needed as a detour for passenger vehicles on route 30. NYS Route 30 re-opened to truck traffic on Sunday over the Long Lake Bridge and through the Deerland section of the road early Monday.

Several camps owners on the boat accessible-only section at the North End of Long Lake reported waters inside their summer homes, which at the height of flooding reached over a foot of water, had finally cleared out on Monday afternoon. Many families who own property along the lake arrived on scene over the weekend to assess the damage and begin clean up.

Estimates for property damage are being collected and calculated for many businesses and homes in the area including the Adirondack Hotel which has shut down temporarily, but a sign in the front says “Closed, Reopening Soon.”

Predictions from weather.com has Hamilton County with a Flood Watch alert with a 90% chance of rain tonight, May 3 with rainfall possibly over one inch. Wednesday, May 4th, rainfall is predicted at a half an inch and Thursday weather.com reports possible snow showers.

While the ground is saturated with water, much of the snow pack has dissipated and most are hopeful with the two to three feet drop already of the lake level that it won’t return to the highest level we saw on Friday.

It’s a watch, wait and see. To the north Tupper Lake has extended its State of Emergency for an additional five days.

original:https://mylonglake.com/long-lake-recedes-but-rain-predicted/

 

Blog Entries:

Written by Alexandra Roalsvig
Director of Parks, Recreation & Tourism 

Services and Info Updated 4.22.20

COMMUNITY UPDATES

 
Updates on Services available in Long Lake/Raquette Lake Area
April 22, 2020
 
Adirondack Hotel, Long Lake
The Adirondack Hotel 518-624-4700 
Take out every day from 12-8, Delivery available from 4-7pm
Sunday Family Feasts available every Sunday until regular hours resume
6 pack of beer and bottles of wine available for take-out
https://www.facebook.com/Adirondack-Hotel-on-Long-Lake-104149186320212/


ADK Trading Post
Groceries available for curbside pickup only, online orders only
Email adktradingpost@gmail.com for order form
 
Ali Babas Liquors, Long Lake
Open daily
Monday-Saturday 10a-5pm and Sunday 12p-5p. Delivery available to Long Lake, Blue Mountain Lake and Newcomb. Call 518-955-4451
https://www.facebook.com/AliBabasLiquorAndWine/
 
The Cellar Restaurant & Pub
OPENING AS SCHEDULED ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2020!
(518) 624-5539
*WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY 4:30-8PM*
Take out and Delivery available
http://www.thecellarlonglake.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Cellar-Restaurant-and-Pub-110762935603265/

 
Community Bank Long Lake, NY
Open M-F, 9am – 4pm
Main St, Long Lake. Lobby Closed. ATM & Night Deposit available for “day of” transactions.
Phone available. Call 518-624-5161  
 
Hoss’s Country Corner
Call Jules to arrange order/pickup
518-269-6003
 
Long Lake Diner/Owl’s Head Pub * Reopening on Friday, April 24th
Open for Takeout only Friday & Saturday 12-8 PM on April 24-25, 2020.
Please call 518-624-3941 to place an order. 
Hours will vary weekly during NYS mandatory pause during COVID-19 social distancing.
https://longlakediner.com/
https://www.facebook.com/longlakedinerandpub/

 
Stewart’s Shops, Long Lake 
Open Daily 5am – 10pm
Gas/Convenience
https://www.facebook.com/YourStewarts/
 
Raquette Lake Tap Room, Raquette Lake
Open Daily Mon – Sat
7am – 10:30am Breakfast
11am – 8pm Bar Menu
Sunday Noon – 8pm Bar Menu
315-354-4581. Take out food & beverage only
https://www.facebook.com/Bartenders-of-the-Taproom-329449650586020/
 
Meals & Food
 
Long Lake Nutrition Site/Senior Meal Site – Delivery Only
Anyone over 60 eligible to sign up, no pre-authorization required. Call 518-624-5221 Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. No answering machine.
 
Weekly Schedule
Monday – 2 meals delivered. 1 Hot and 1 extra
Wednesday – 2 Meals delivered. 1 Hot and 1 extra
Friday – 1 Meal Delivered
Please order for the entire week. Due to the increased volume in meal preparations, no “day of” requests can be handled at this time. Menu subject to change without notice.
This program is administrated through the Warren/Hamilton County Office of the Aging
 
Long Lake Food Pantry at the Wesleyan Church in Long Lake
1118 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY
Please call one of the individuals below and they will put a food box together for you to pick up or for delivery.
o   Joyce Bozak: 518-624-2311
o   Karen Seaman: 518-624-2322
o   Pastor: 518-624-2411
Long Lake Food Pantry, accepting monetary donations: 
Long Lake Food Pantry, PO Box 322, Long Lake, NY 12847
 
Emergency Food Package Program, sponsored by ADK Action
Call 518-648-5911 for information and to sign up.
 
 
 
Community Action has partnered with Hamilton County departments to provide monthly home delivered community action orders.
At this time food and supplies to delivered to 10 families per day on a first come, first serve basis. Orders are due by 3:00 pm the day before scheduled delivery.
Delivery Schedule
Monday: Inlet & Raquette Lake
Thursday: Blue Mountain Lake and Long Lake
To place your order over the phone please call one of the following:
• 518-648-5911
 
Long Lake Medical Center
Call 518-624-2301
Tele-medicine appts available
No Walk ins at this time.
 
Long Lake/Raquette Lake Transfer Station
Open 9am – 3pm every day but Tuesday
 
Worship
ST. HENRY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH. all masses are suspended until further notice.
Father Peter Berg at 518-582-3671
 
Calvary United Methodist Church, Long Lake
Contact Pastor Nina Dickinson 518-648-5302 to sign up for Zoom Virtual Church Services          
 
LONG LAKE WESLEYAN CHURCH Live service will be broadcast at 10am on Sundays https://www.facebook.com/LongLakeWesleyanChurch/ 
 
Long Lake Town Office Building, Town Hall, Geiger Arena & Archives Building are closed to the public. Please call 518-624-3001 x111 or 518-624-5441 x 116 for more information.
 
Long Lake Town Supervisor 518-624-3001
Long Lake Parks & Rec 518-624-2493* Temp number
Long Lake Highway 518-624-6933
Long Lake Post Office 518-624-4567
Raquette Lake Post Office 315-354-4291
 
All Local Long Lake Town and Hamilton County Roads have been posted CLOSED to any vehicle with a gross weight in excess of 6 tons.  Pursuant to sections 1650 & 1660 of Vehicle & Traffic Law.  Tracy J. Eldridge, Co. Supt of Highways.
 
 
Other Closures:
Long Lake Library, Raquette Lake Library & Long Lake Central School & Raquette Lake School currently closed until further notice. All Little Bus runs are currently suspended. Yoga is suspended.
 
Long Lake & Raquette Lake Recreation News
 
Long Lake Town Beach, Mt. Sabattis Basketball and Tennis Courts now closed until further notice.
 
New York State is on PAUSE and the Town of Long Lake is working within the established parameters to ensure the safety of the entire community.  Stay at home order until May 15th.
·       Non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations or other social events) are canceled or postponed at this time.
·       When in public individuals must practice social distancing of at least six feet from others. The CDC now recommends wearing masks when out in public.
 
Visit NYS DOH for complete listing of PAUSE Rules
https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/new-york-state-pause
 
Below is a list of steps the DEC and the parks department is taking to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
 
Camping changes: all state-operated campgrounds, cabins, and cottages are closed to overnight visitation through April 30. All visitors with reservations will be issued a full refund. New York State has also suspended all new camping, cabin and cottage reservations for the 2020 season until further notice. They are assessing campground status on a daily basis. If you’ve made reservations for the season beginning May 1, and it is determined your campground is safe to open, your reservation will be honored. However, visitors who wish to cancel an existing reservation may do so and receive a full refund.
 
Locally this will impact all reservations at Lake Eaton, Forked Lake, Golden Beach, Brown’s Tract, Lake Durant, 8th Lake, Limekiln and Tioga Point.  Reservations through reserveamerica.com
 
NYSDEC is closing access to DEC-controlled fire towers to the public.
 
Local Impacts:  Owls Head Mountain, Goodnow Mountain, Blue Mountain, Bald Mountain, Wakely, Snowy & Pillsbury Mountain all Fire Towers are closed.
 
Due to all non-essential business closures, Birds Marina, Burke’s Marine and Raquette Lake Supply in Raquette Lake have suspended access to paid private boat launches in Raquette Lake  until May 1st
 
 
BOOKMARK LONG LAKE WEBSITE PAGES for updated & current information
https://mylonglake.com
https://mylonglake.com/covid-19-business-resources/
https://mylonglake.com/our-town-government/public-health/
https://mylonglake.com/local-updates/
http://longlake.org for Town of Long Lake Board Meeting Information
 
MASKS
The Town of Long Lake is collecting homemade masks from volunteers willing to donate to our community members in Long Lake & Raquette Lake needing face coverings. 

Anyone wishing to donate masks are asked to drop them off at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, front door, located at the front entrance of the building or mail them to:

Town of Long Lake PRT
PO Box 496, Long Lake, NY 12847
Look for the box at the Long Lake Town Hall or the Raquette Lake Post Office
Masks are distributed on the honor system. Residents of are invited to pick up the masks, max of 2 per person. Like fruits and vegetables, if you touch it, then you keep it. 


Kat Forsell will be coordinating the project in Raquette Lake and a box for mask drop off and pick up will be available at the RL Post Office.
We want to thank our community volunteers for helping us with this brand new program. We cannot guarantee masks availability.

If someone is in the foyer picking up their masks, do NOT enter until person exits as it is a cramped space. Please adhere to safe social distancing.

Update 

We understand that not everyone is on-line so for those that aren’t regulars on Facebook, we know there is a need to get information to our most vulnerable citizens. Our Parks & Recreation department does make frequent phone calls to our seniors and we also work closely with our local meal site to hand deliver important informational flyers to our residents.

If there is a community wide emergency, we do have an automated telephone system on standby, ready to go, with our Long Lake & Raquette Lake residents and property owner contact information.  

If you are a new resident or recently changed your phone number from a landline to a cell or you’d like to include additional contact number, lease sign up using our form below.  (scroll down!)

This is a work in progress so we know there may be duplication of emails, phone calls etc.  Please bear with us, we are doing the best we can and we do appreciate your feedback, and email it to longlake@mylonglake.com  

Check on your neighbors, be well, stay safe.  

Thank you to our community members handily crafting masks which are currently available at the Long Lake Town Hall & Raquette Lake Post Office for free. 

Vulnerable People Sign Up

This PUI table is provided by the Hamilton County Public Health Department. 

PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDANCE TO SEASONAL RESIDENTS AND RENTAL PROPERTY OWNERS
APRIL 20, 2020

Hamilton County would like to provide some guidance as we prepare to welcome our second home owners back to the Adirondacks. In order to maintain the safety of the public we request that you consider the following information. 

Second Home Owners and Snowbirds
• After you arrive, we strongly encourage you to stay at your home/on your own property for 2 weeks. We understand that during your travels you will be in contact with numerous individuals when stopping for gasoline, food, and to rest. This includes post offices, grocery stores, convenience stores, hardware stores, liquor stores, and other essential businesses. 
• We do encourage you to use delivery options that many of our local businesses have in place. 
• Bring supplies with you that will last you at least two weeks. Our local grocery and convenience stores are able to meet the demands of our current residents; however, a large influx of people will only limit the supplies available for all. 
• Be hypersensitive to the fact that we have limited access to healthcare. Our local health centers are limiting visits and utilizing telehealth services to provide care to patients. We do not have a pharmacy in the county, and recommend setting up pharmacy delivery services. 

Short/Long Term Rental Owners 
• We discourage short term rentals including nightly and weekend rentals. We prefer that if you are renting out your facilities, please consider multi week or monthly rentals. We are sensitive to the fact that these renters stimulate our economy and provide financial stability for our residents. 
• Long term renters should be advised that social distancing rules still apply. Gatherings greater than 10 people for any reason including vacations, parties and celebrations are prohibited at this time. 
• It would be beneficial to supply your rentals with masks, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes to promote good behavior.

Please remember to follow public health safety precautions including social distancing, compliance with wearing a face covering when in public, good handwashing and sanitizing commonly touched surfaces. Hamilton County statistics have been low, only 2 positive cases of COVID with no outbreaks of exposure, and we are all working hard to ensure the numbers stay positive. 

Remember it won’t be like this forever! But for now, it is important to be considerate and follow these public health initiatives to slow, and eventually stop the spread of the Coronavirus. 

Erica Mahoney
Director of Public Health

Sign up for alerts via phone or email for Long Lake/Raquette Lake residents.

Sign up for Long Lake/Raquette Lake Covid-19 Updates

Address


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Town of Long Lake, 1130 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY, 12847, https://www.mylonglake.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

 

For inquiries or questions, please email: longlake@mylonglake.com

Long Lake Tee-Shirt Video

On Friday, April 17, 2020 we put a call out to fans to post photos wearing their Long Lake T-Shirts. Some dug in their camera rolls and came up with some good ones. Others were totally psyched because they were wearing their shirts when that post appeared and quickly sent us a notice. Others just sent photos of them in Long Lake, because they love it so much. So we took those posts and made a video.

 

Music “Above All Else”

Written By Stephen Keech

Performed By Wild Wonder Produced By Wild Wonder

Soundstripe.com

 

Paddling Fishing Brook

Public Health Guidance to Seasonal Residents and Rental Property Owners April 20, 2020

Hamilton County would like to provide some guidance as we prepare to welcome our second home owners back to the Adirondacks. In order to maintain the safety of the public we request that you consider the following information. 

Second Home Owners and Snowbirds
• After you arrive, we strongly encourage you to stay at your home/on your own property for 2 weeks. We understand that during your travels you will be in contact with numerous individuals when stopping for gasoline, food, and to rest. This includes post offices, grocery stores, convenience stores, hardware stores, liquor stores, and other essential businesses. 
• We do encourage you to use delivery options that many of our local businesses have in place. 
• Bring supplies with you that will last you at least two weeks. Our local grocery and convenience stores are able to meet the demands of our current residents; however, a large influx of people will only limit the supplies available for all. 
• Be hypersensitive to the fact that we have limited access to healthcare. Our local health centers are limiting visits and utilizing telehealth services to provide care to patients. We do not have a pharmacy in the county, and recommend setting up pharmacy delivery services. 

Short/Long Term Rental Owners 
• We discourage short term rentals including nightly and weekend rentals. We prefer that if you are renting out your facilities, please consider multi week or monthly rentals. We are sensitive to the fact that these renters stimulate our economy and provide financial stability for our residents. 
• Long term renters should be advised that social distancing rules still apply. Gatherings greater than 10 people for any reason including vacations, parties and celebrations are prohibited at this time. 
• It would be beneficial to supply your rentals with masks, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes to promote good behavior.

Please remember to follow public health safety precautions including social distancing, compliance with wearing a face covering when in public, good handwashing and sanitizing commonly touched surfaces. Hamilton County statistics have been low, only 2 positive cases of COVID with no outbreaks of exposure, and we are all working hard to ensure the numbers stay positive. 

Remember it won’t be like this forever! But for now, it is important to be considerate and follow these public health initiatives to slow, and eventually stop the spread of the Coronavirus. 

Erica Mahoney
Director of Public Health

Hamilton County Masks Recommendation Covid-19 Update

Public Health Director Update: The CDC and Hamilton County Public Health Recommend Wearing A Protective Cloth Face Covering When in Public. Posted 4.5.2020

Social distancing has been an excellent public health intervention for slowing the spread of COVID-19 to residents in Hamilton County. However, there are times where it is necessary to travel outside of your home, such as going to the pharmacy, grocery store or post office. On these occasions, the CDC and Hamilton County Public Health are recommending that you wear a cloth face covering to protect yourself and others.

Over the last month we have had a chance to observe areas with high concentration of COVID-19 respond to the virus being present in their community. We know that COVID-19 is present in Hamilton County, we have expected this all along, and now our job is to prevent it from multiplying, keeping our numbers and rate of transmission low. Wearing a cloth face covering when in public is another prevention strategy that we can easily implement to maintain the health and safety of our community.

New Guidance From CDC
“CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.”

An individual with COVID-19 may only display mild symptoms, and can be asymptomatic for 1-14 days. Wearing a cloth mask does not necessarily protect you from contracting the virus, but rather acts as a protective barrier from you infecting others. Vulnerable individuals, such as those with complex medical comorbidities, immunocompromised are strongly encouraged to continue to self-isolate and stay home during this pandemic.

Medical grade protective equipment, such as surgical masks and N95’s, should not be worn by the public. These supplies should be reserved for healthcare workers and first responders, as they are already in short supply, and are at high risk for exposure to COVID-19.
Cloth face coverings should:
• Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
• Cover the mouth and nose
• Be secured with ties or ear loops
• Include multiple layers of fabric
• Allow for breathing without restriction
• Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

“Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face covering without assistance.”

If the face cloth becomes moist or soiled, it is more likely to hold bacteria and viruses, so it is important to keep it clean and dry. Be careful when removing the cloth face covering to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and wash your hands after.

Remember, with COVID-19 and individual can be infectious for 4 to 5 days, without showing symptoms. In addition to social distancing and handwashing, this is one additional strategy where Hamilton County residents can work together to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

Erica Mahoney
Director of Public Health

Know the difference between masks

Long Lake