Update from Police Chief Chris Lucco:
-Obviously a major concern of this issue is the health and sanitation of the citizens, with that being said the disposal of waste in your toilets can be done by melting snow and putting it into your toilet tank and flushing in this manner.
-If your heating system is dependant on water pressure from the Bradford Water Authority you should be prepared to be without heat for the duration of this emergency. Take necessary safety precautions.
-The Red Cross will have some shelter space available to those in need at the Sawyer Evangelical Church, located at the intersection of South Kendall Ave and Looker Mountain Trail.
-If persons are in need of water, the City of Bradford had secured bottled water that will be available to area residents upon request. If you have an immediate need of drinking water tonight and do not have the financial means or transportation to get water it may be provided. For drinking water needs: call 814-368-3141
-If persons are in need of transportation to the shelter, it can be provided.
-It is Important that people do not call the command center for nuisance issues or obvious problems.
- There will be several locations made available to area residents to pick up drinking water beginning Wednesday morning.
This unfortunate situation is still evolving with many unknowns to unravel. Further updates will follow as more information becomes available.