It has barely been 48 hours since the horrific events unfolded in the villages of Mohawk and Herkimer.
Now, area organizations are figuring out ways how to help those affected. Area charitable groups and public officials got together to talk about the needs of those affected by the tragic events in the Valley.
They talked about the resources that have been met and services that still need to be available.
The United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica area facilitated the meeting today- and the executive director says they're developing a long term plan for the community.
"Moving forward, the need will be a forum for how to deal with the stress of the incident. I'm talking about the more general community. It may not be that serious. It may be just someone to talk to and just talking to each other about how you're feeling about what is happening about normal reactions to crisis and grief type situations," said United Way's Executive Director, Brenda Episcopo.
Area non-profit groups are expected to put together a community education session. The United Way says it will be working on ways to help people deal with grief and trauma.
If you have any questions about the different services available, such as counseling or getting financial help for property damage you can call the United Way at 315-733-4691 or visit www.unitedwaygu.org.