Due To the Severe Storm All Putnam County Offices With the Exception of Essential Services Are Closed For Wed 5/16/18

With the impact of this fast moving thunderstorm being felt throughout the County, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has closed all County Offices with the exception of essential services for Wednesday, May 16, 2018. “At this point there is limited power, roads are impassable and we have no ETA on NYSEG”, said County Executive Odell. “I cannot take the risk of putting not only the public but our employees on to roads that have downed wires and dangerous debris, without NYSEG here to help assess we are restricted to how much progress we can make”. The County remains in a State of Emergency with our police, fire and EMS personnel responding to numerous calls for service.

The County Offices closing includes all senior services, public transportation and Pre-K/Early Intervention transportation.

Residents are reminded that to report a power outage or downed wires you should call your local utility company; NYSEG 800-572-1131. Central Hudson 845-452-2700 or use their apps. Both utility companies are in the process of evaluating the damage and do not have a restoration time available.

Please remember to be safe when there are downed power lines. Wires that look dead may still be live and power could be restored at any time making those wires life threatening.

Please call 9-1-1 if you need immediate police, fire or EMS response.

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Putnam County police physical agility scheduled for Wednesday, May 16 at the Putnam Valley high school has been canceled

The Putnam County police physical agility scheduled for Wednesday, May 16 at the Putnam Valley high school has been canceled due to damage from the storm and impassable roads..Candidates will be contacted once a new date has been scheduled.

Putnam County EOC Open. Numerous Roads Impassable. Large Scale Power Outages

The line of thunderstorms that continue to pass through Putnam County have left a trail of destruction with most major roads experiencing hazards with some being impassable. Our State, County and local highway crews are working to clear roadways. Many of the downed trees involve power lines and that creates an additional safety hazard. “Our dedicated highway crews and first responders are working with the local utility companies to ensure that the downed trees can be safely removed” Said County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “This is a coordinated effort that is being addressed by the Command Staff at the EOC”.

Putnam County Incident Command was activated by Commissioner Clair at the direction of County Executive Odell at 5:00pm, who declared a State of Emergency shortly thereafter.  We have requested that NYSEG dispatch a representative to the EOC where they are required to work with EOC staff allowing our highway crews to begin cut and clearing to open roads. NYSEG has indicted that there will be at least a 3 hour delay. Until NYSEG provides a representative our highway crews will be unable to complete the road clearing process.

Residents are reminded that to report a power outage or downed wires you should call your local utility company; NYSEG 800-572-1131. Central Hudson 845-452-2700 or use their apps. Both utility companies are in the process of evaluating the damage and do not have a restoration time available. We currently have over 29,000 NYSEG and 440 Central Hudson customers without power.

Please remember to be safe when there are downed power lines. Wires that look dead may still be live and power could be restored at any time making those wires life threatening.
Please call 9-1-1 if you need immediate police, fire or EMS response.

Audio Recording URL:  http://jic.nyalert.gov/Public/DownloadAudio.aspx?parentid=5212058&type=3