NYSEG Sets Goal Of 90% Restoration by 3/6/18 @ 11:45 pm, Overnight Shelters Available

The Office of Emergency Management reports that 16,741 Putnam County NYSEG customers are still without power. This is down from a high of 25,700.  Crews from NYSEG and mutual aid response teams continue to work for full restoration.

NYSEG has advised Putnam County Officials that they expect 90% of residents will be back on line by Tuesday 3/6/18 @ 11:45pm.

“This storm has left many without power and we continue to work with our utility companies to effectively restore power as soon as possible” said County Executive Odell.  Our highway crews remain on the job to support repair crews and make sure roads are safe for residents and emergency vehicles.

The following comfort stations remain open for 3/5/18:

  • Mahopac Firehouse located at 741 Route 6, Mahopac, NY.  The Mahopac Firehouse will also be providing meals from 1:00pm to 8:00pm courtesy of the Mahopac Lions Club
  • Kent Town Hall which will also have dry ice & water available, will be open 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • The German American Club in Putnam Valley NY will be open 10:00am to 10:00pm
  • Patterson Recreation will be open 7:00am to 7:00pm
  • Temple Beth Shalom will be open 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • The Knights of Columbus in Carmel where dry ice & water is available, will be open 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Carmel Town Hall where dry ice & water is available 9:00am to 6:00pm

For Monday March 5, 2018 overnight shelters for individuals who can’t go to friends or family will be at Putnam Hospital Center from the hours of 7:00pm to 7:00am only and Garrison Fire House 7:00pm to 7:00am only.

For Tuesday, March 6, 2018 comfort stations in Putnam County will be available as follows;

  • Kent Town Hall will be open 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • The German American Club in Putnam Valley will be open 10:00am to 10:00pm
  • Patterson Recreation will be open 7:00am to 7:00pm
  • Temple Beth Shalom will be open 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • The Knights of Columbus in Carmel will be open 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Carmel Town Hall 9:00am to 6:00pm.

We would like to thank all of our partners in the community for their support and stepping up to help each other.

Please continue to monitor NY-Alert for updates

Putnam County 9-1-1 remains fully operational and should be used for any emergency requests for Police, Fire or EMS

Additional Comfort & Warming Stations Added 3/5/2018

The following comfort stations are open today,

  • Mahopac Firehouse located at 741 US-6, Mahopac, NY 10541.
    The Mahopac Firehouse will be a comfort station and will be providing meals from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. today courtesy of the Mahopac Lions Club.

Other comfort stations in Putnam County are:

 

All County Offices including Public Transportation are Open For Business today, Monday, March 5, 2018

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has announced that all Putnam County Government Offices are open on their normal schedule for today, Monday, March 5, 2018. This includes all Putnam County Public Transportation Services, which is on normal routes and the Putnam County Senior Centers which are open today for normal programs.

The following comfort stations are open today, Mahopac Firehouse located at 741 Route 6, Mahopac, NY. The Mahopac Firehouse will be a comfort station and will be providing meals from 1:00pm to 8:00pm today courtesy of the Mahopac Lions Club.

All are welcome.

Other comfort stations in Putnam County are Kent Town Hall (dry ice & water available) which will be open 8:00am to 4:00pm, the German American Club will be open 10:00am to 10:00pm in Putnam Valley, Patterson Recreation will be open 7:00am to 7:00pm, Temple Beth Shalom will be open 9:00am to 6:00pm, Knight’s of Columbus in Carmel (dry ice & water is available) will be open 9:00am to 6:00pm, Carmel Town Hall (dry & ice & water available) 9:00am to 6:00pm.

“In order for us to continue to address the many issues facing our residents following this major Nor’easter, it is imperative that County Government be open to the public”, said County Executive MaryEllen Odell.

Residents in need of assistance whether storm related or a normal business matter are encouraged to reach out to their local or county government offices.

Please continue to monitor NY-Alert for updates

Health Department Advises About Food Safety after Power Outage

BREWSTER, NY—With the recent storm and continuing power outages, the Putnam County Department of Health cautions residents to check food left in refrigerators and freezers. Bacteria can easily grow in many foods at temperatures above 41 degrees Fahrenheit and make people ill. Here are some general guidelines from the NYS Department of Health:

  • Foods such as eggs, milk, meats, chicken, seafood, cooked leftovers, gravies, soups, or products with these ingredients, must be discarded if temperatures exceeded 41 degrees Fahrenheit for more than 2 hours.
  • Other foods such as fruits, vegetables, juices, cheeses and condiments, may be stored above 41 degrees Fahrenheit for an extended time. Check appearance, odor, texture and color before eating.
  • For frozen foods, if the freezer thermometer reads 40° F or below, the food is safe and may be refrozen. (If there is no thermometer in the freezer, check each package of food to determine its safety. Don’t rely on appearance or odor. If the food still contains ice crystals, it is safe to refreeze or cook.) Refreezing may cause a loss in nutrition, taste or quality.
  • Frozen foods that have completely thawed and have been warmed to temperatures above 41 degrees Fahrenheit should be discarded.
  • The motto to remember is: “WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT.”

The Health Department has been making site visits to area restaurants and other food service businesses to ensure the safety of foods offered at these establishments.
Residents can visit www.fda.gov for more information about food safety following a power outage, or they can call the Health Department at 845-808-1390.
The mission of the Putnam County Department of Health, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), is to improve and protect the health of the Putnam County community, composed of nearly 100,000 residents. Core services include community health assessment, disease surveillance and control, emergency preparedness, environmental health protection, family health promotion and health education. For more information, please visit our County website at www.putnamcountyny.com ; or visit our social media sites on Facebook at www.facebook.com/putnamhealth and Twitter @PutnamHealthNY.