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Emergency Operations Chief:
Michael McAllister (
Court House
Ridgway, PA 15853
(phone) 814-776-5314 or 814-772-1697
CART Coordinator:
JoAnne Smith

Latest News: Recent flooding in Elk County

On May 21st, Elk County had record flooding, with the Borough of Ridgway being hit the hardest.  The numbers county wide were over 100 people evacuated, with 10 boat rescues with the help of Clearfield's Swift Water Team.

Red Cross set up a shelter here in town, but CART was not needed.  However, the Volunteer Fire Dept. took a major loss with their carnival grounds being hit extremely hard.  The Carnival is a staple here Ridgeway and raises thousands of dollars for the fire dept.  They lost a lot of equipment.  Elk CART assisted in the clean up at the Fire Department. In the past, both groups have worked together in performing a horse rescue. Below are several photos from the clean-up.



Elk/McKean CART was deployed on January 9, 2014 to assist local fire department personnel in a horse rescue. The rescue was successful and the horse is doing fine. Photos are shown below. 

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