Due to a continuing power outage in the Hamlet of Carmel, the County Office Building Campus including and Law Department are closed for today, October 30, 2017

Due to a continuing power outage in the Hamlet of Carmel, the County Office Building Campus including and Law Department are closed for today, October 30, 2017.  This closing impacts only employees that work at this campus. All other campuses are open.

It is expected that power will be restored in time for a normal operating schedule tomorrow, October 31, 2017.

County Executive MaryEllen Odell Announces All County Facilities Are Closed Wednesday March 15, 2017 To Allow Crews To Continue Snow Cleanup Efforts

County Executive MaryEllen Odell Announces All County Facilities Are Closed Wednesday March 15, 2017 To Allow Crews To Continue Snow Cleanup Efforts
While the worst of the storm is behind us, cleanup remains a major concern. “With the heavy snowfall and wind gusts our highway crews have been fighting a steady battle that began late Monday night” said County Executive MaryEllen Odell, “while our County highways are passable there is still much work that needs to be done”. Highway Commissioner Fred Pena said “County parking lots remain a concern as heavy equipment will need to be brought in to remove the snow”. To allow the Highway crews the time needed to effectively clear the County parking lots all non-essential County facilities will be closed today, Wednesday March 15, 2017.
Today’s weather conditions include mostly cloudy skies with temperatures that will remain below freezing and wind gusts of up to 25 MPH. The Putnam County Emergency Operations Center will continue to monitor this event
Here are some safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Keep your vehicle clear of snow and ice including vehicle rooftops
  • Keep your vehicle gas tank full to prevent gasoline freeze-up
  • When shoveling snow
    • Push snow rather than lifting
    • If you do lift use a smaller shovel or only partially fill the shovel
    • Lift with your legs not your back
    • Do not work to the point of exhaustion
    • Don’t shovel or do other work outside without your doctor’s permission if you have a history of heart disease
  • Cold weather can increase your heart rate and blood pressure and it can make blood clot more easily and constrict arteries, which decreases blood supply. This is true even in healthy people. Individuals over the age of 40 or who are relatively inactive should be particularly careful
  • If you feel tightness in your chest or dizziness stop immediately and call 9-1-1
  • Stay hydrated and consider taking a break every 20 or 30 minutes
  • If your snow blower jams turn it off by removing the key and do not reach into the blower assembly with your hands
  • Do not run any gas powered devices such as a snow blower or generator in an enclosed space due to carbon monoxide

Don’t forget to check on your neighbors, relatives and vulnerable friends. “If you know of someone that may need some help please take a moment and make a quick visit or call to ensure they’re okay” says County Executive MaryEllen Odell.

All Putnam County Offices Closed for Tuesday MARCH 14 2017 due to the inclement weather and blizzard conditions.

Please be advised that Putnam County Offices will be CLOSED on WEDNESDAY, March 15 due the on going Weather Conditions.

Additional County closings and news can be found here in Storm Watch.

Putnam County will be suspending all transportation services on Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15 due to inclement weather and blizzard conditions.

Please be advised that Putnam County will be suspending all transportation services on Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15 due to inclement weather and blizzard conditions.  Based on safety consideration service will be restored as soon as possible.  Croton Falls Commuter Shuttle should make alternate transportation plans to connect with MNR for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Por favor tenga en cuenta que Putnam County suspendera todos los servicios de transporte el Martes, 14 de Marzo y el miercoles 15 de Marzo debido al mal tiempo. 

Any additional information regarding Putnam County Transportation CLICK HERE

All non-essential county offices are CLOSED Tuesday January 27th.

Due to the winter Storm all non-essential County offices are CLOSED Tuesday January 27th.

All non-essential County offices will CLOSE today January 26th at 3:00pm

Due to the winter Storm all non-essential County offices will CLOSE today January 26th at 3:00 p.m.

Putnam County Office of Senior Resources Has Canceled All Programs And Pre-K EI Transportation Is Suspended 11-26-14

In response to the impending winter storm, Putnam County Office of Senior Resources has closed all programs for Wednesday November 26, 2014. This includes Senior Transportation, Adult Daycare and the Nutrition Program including Home Bound Meals.

In addition Putnam County Planning, Development and Public Transportation has canceled Pre-K and Early Intervention transportation for Wednesday November 25, 2014. The Public Transportation and Para-Transit System will operate on a normal schedule.

All Non-Essential Putnam County Offices Will Be Closed Wednesday February 5, 2014

 

The National Weather Service has notified County Officials about the possible impact of a winter storm arriving late Tuesday night and lasting through Wednesday evening.  The National Weather Service anticipates that the storm will start out as snow then change to freezing rain then back to snow. 

The combination of snow and ice will make our roadways hazardous. In anticipation of these hazardous conditions, County Executive MaryEllen Odell has decided to close all non-essential County Offices for Wednesday February 5, 2014.  All offices will reopen as normal Thursday February 6, 2014. “Driving on snow covered roads is dangerous enough”, said County Executive Odell, “add in ice and it becomes treacherous”.

County Executive Odell reminds everyone to be prepared.  “Ice storms may bring about power losses, be prepared by having food, water, cash and medications on hand”.  Be sure you have fresh batteries for your radios and flashlights and be sure to charge your cell phone before the storm.  Remember if you use a generator it must be installed using a transfer switch that has been installed by a licensed electrician.  Generators produce deadly carbon monoxide, never run a generator indoors.  Exhaust fumes should be vented far from the structure.

Putnam County will be prepared to respond to this storm.  If you must travel, use extreme caution and travel prepared with survival tools such as a flashlight, food, water and blankets.  “The best help we can get is if we keep the roadways clear of non-essential traffic” said Fred Pena, Putnam County Commissioner of Highways & Facilities.

All Office For the Aging Nutrition/Friendship sites and adult daycare will be closed Wednesday 1/22/14

Due to the current winter storm conditions that are expected to continue through early Wednesday, January 22, 2014, we will be closing all nutrition/friendship sites and adult daycare Wednesday, January 22, 2014. 

In addition Senior Medical Transportation services are also canceled.

Office For The Aging general offices will be opened.