Full Volume Test for Indian Point Sirens Set for Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Entergy is conducting a full-volume test of the Indian Point siren system in Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties on Wednesday, September 12th at approximately 6:00 PM.
During the test the sirens will sound for four minutes. WHUD Radio (100.7 FM) will test the Emergency Alert System immediately following the siren test.

County officials will use the siren system to alert the public during an emergency at Indian Point. A sample of the Siren Sounds can be found at our website. www.putnamcountyny.com/pcbes/oem/indian-point/
In an actual emergency, all the sirens would sound at full volume for four minutes. Sirens are not a signal to evacuate; but to alert the public to tune to their local Emergency Alert System (EAS) radio or TV station for important information. The EAS stations are listed in the booklet “Are you Ready ? Putnam County Indian Point: Emergency Guide,” which was distributed, as well as available online.

For additional information on this siren test:

  • Visit www.safesecurevital.org

Information on Indian Point emergency planning is on the New York Alert website:

https://alert.ny.gov/indian-point

 

Full Volume Test for Indian Point Sirens Set for Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Entergy is conducting a full-volume test of the Indian Point siren system in Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties on Wednesday, May 30th at approximately 10:30 AM.
During the test the sirens will sound for four minutes. WHUD Radio (100.7 FM) will test the Emergency Alert System immediately following the siren test.

NO RESPONSE ON THE PART OF THE PUBLIC IS NECESSARY DURING THESE TESTS.

County officials will use the siren system to alert the public during an emergency at Indian Point. A sample of the Siren Sounds can be found at our website. www.putnamcountyny.com/pcbes/oem/indianpoint/
In an actual emergency, all the sirens would sound at full volume for four minutes. Sirens are not a signal to evacuate; but to alert the public to tune to their local Emergency Alert System (EAS) radio or TV station for important information. The EAS stations are listed in the booklet “Are you Ready ? Putnam County Indian Point: Emergency Guide,” which was distributed, as well as available online.

Comfort Stations Open, Dry Ice & Water Available-Restorations Underway-Roadways Reopening

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell remains at the EOC overseeing the operations. The EOC is staffed with key personnel including NYSEG, Central Hudson the National Guard and Highway Departments. NYSEG is reporting 18,402 still without power and Central Hudson reports 1,579 without power. NYSEG & Central Hudson will continue to identify and prioritize restoration efforts while ensuring the safety of the workers and public.

With the exception of essential services and the Department of Motor Vehicles the County will remain closed today Thursday, May 17, 2018. This includes all public transportation including Pre-K/Early Intervention and all senior services. It should be noted that the Department of Motor Vehicles at 1 Geneva Rd in Southeast will be open on a normal schedule.

Commuters are reminded to check for delays or closings before departing. Metro North Railroad www.mta.info/mnr, NYS Transportation https://511ny.org are just a few sites that provide up to the minute information.

Comfort Stations will remain open today. All comfort stations have bathroom facilities and will provide an area to recharge your electronic devices.

The comfort stations for Thursday May 17, 2018 are as follows:

Putnam Valley Friendship Center  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

117 Town Park Lane

Putnam Valley NY

Patterson Recreation Center    7:00 AM – 9:00 PM

65 Front St

Patterson NY

Southeast Town Hall    9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

1360 Rt 22

Brewster NY

Philipstown Recreation Center    7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

107 Glenclyffe

Garrison NY

Kent Town Hall    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

25 Sybil’s Crossing

Kent Lakes NY

Dry ice and water will be available while supplies last at:

Putnam Valley Friendship Center

117 Town Park Lane

Putnam Valley NY

Patterson Recreation Center

65 Front St

Patterson NY

Southeast Town Hall

1360 Rt 22

Brewster NY

Kent Polce Department

40 Sybil’s Crossing

Kent Lakes NY

There are still numerous road closures in the County. The NYS Police, Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and local police are providing traffic control at several intersections where traffic signals are not working.

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.

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.

Stay out of flooded or damp basements or other areas if water is in contact with outlets, a furnace or any electrically operated appliance that is energized. The water or moisture may conduct electricity. Contact may cause serious or fatal injury.

 

You may have a lot of tree debris in your yard following a storm. Wait until power line repairs are complete before you begin your storm cleanup.

 

Turn on appliances and sensitive electronic equipment one at a time to avoid overloading circuits.

 

Replenish emergency supplies used during the storm

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

Putnam EOC Open-County Announces Comfort Stations-Electric and Roadway Restoration Efforts Continue

As Putnam County’s EOC remains open the focus is on providing comfort stations for those without power. All comfort stations have bathroom facilities and will provide an area to recharge your electronic devices. “With so many without electric I spoke with our community leaders and we were able to immediately open 3 comfort stations while we continue to work on restoration efforts”, says County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “We are continuing to assess the situation and are working to open additional sites”.

The comfort stations for Wednesday May 16, 2018 are as follows:

Putnam Valley Friendship Center  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

117 Town Park Lane

Putnam Valley NY

Patterson Recreation Center    7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

65 Front St

Patterson NY

Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Association    7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

15 Mt Ebo Rd S

Brewster NY

Highway crews remain on full duty working with NYSEG and Central Hudson crews to cut, clear and make safe. NYSEG and Central Hudson will continue systematic electric restoration with emphasis on priority areas like Putnam Hospital Center. “As I traveled around the County this morning to assess the tremendous damage, I was awed by the site of our emergency responders and highway crews that remained on the job to ensure that the public remained safe”, said County Executive Odell. “I know last night was a difficult commute for many and I can only imagine what it would have been like if our highway crews weren’t out in full force clearing roadways”. There are currently 128 road closures in the County. The NYS Police, Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and local police are providing traffic control at numerous intersections where traffic signals are not working.

County Executive Odell remains at the EOC coordinating the many agencies providing assistance. At the request of the County Executive the National Guard is onsite to assist throughout the County. “We are working with our school districts, medical providers like Putnam Hospital Center and other critical care providers to ensure that the people of Putnam County continue to receive essential services”, said County Executive Odell.

During the storm and in the hours immediately after, Putnam 9-1-1 handled almost 2,000 calls in a 7 hour period.

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.

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.

NYS Department of Public Service March 2018 Winter Storms & Related Power Outages Fact Sheet & Notice of Public Hearing

Dear Community Leader/Elected Official:

The New York State Public Service Commission is sponsoring a series of public statement hearings regarding.

To ensure full public participation, the Commission will hold the public statement hearings to solicit input and comments from your community concerning the utilities’ performance regarding the storm events. The hearings are open to members of the public who wish to participate and comment. Information received at the public statement hearings will be transcribed and will be included in the record. The public comments will be considered by the Commission in deciding this matter.

The enclosed fact sheet provides detailed information on how to participate in the public statement hearings and available options to submit comments. Information about the investigation can be found at www.dps.ny.gov. From the homepage, click on “Search,” and enter the associated matter number (18-00618) in the “Search by Case Number” field.

I would appreciate your assistance with the March 2018 winter storms and resulting power outages. The Commission has initiated an investigation of the storm preparation and response by the state’s major electric utilities informing your constituents about the public statement hearings and encouraging them to provide comments. It is the Commission’s intent to facilitate and encourage active and meaningful participation at the hearings. We hope you will consider joining us.

Sincerely,

LuAnn Scherer
Director
Office of Consumer Services

Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program Tuesday, April 24th & May 22, 2018  at 6:30PM

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell
and Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services

invite you to participate in the New York State
Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program
Tuesday, April 24th & May 22, 2018  at 6:30PM

Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services Training and Operations Center Auditorium
112 Old Route 6, Carmel, NY 10512

All Participants MUST register in advance at www.prepare.ny.gov

Comfort Stations Update Visit www.putnamcountyny.gov

Please note the location for the Kent comfort station is the Kent Public Library, 17 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes NY

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

  • Kent Public Library, 17 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes, NY will be open 10:00am to 8:00pm
  • 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 in Mahopac 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.
  • Town of Southeast, Town Hall  9:00am to 1:00pm

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

Putnam County Opens Comfort Stations, EOC Remains Open, Continues To Monitor the Impact of the Storm

While the Nor’easter is still delivering strong winds the impact of the overnight devastation is being assessed by Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell from the Putnam County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC went online at 8:00 am Friday March 2, 2018 and has stayed open to allow coordination of response to the storm. In order to effectively provide coordinated assistance to our residents the County Executive declared a State of Emergency at 2:41 pm on March 2, 2018

As of now almost 25,000 customers are without electricity in Putnam. In response County Executive Odell has opened the Putnam Valley Senior Center on 117 Town Park Lane in Putnam Valley NY as a comfort station. She also discussed the situation with our community partners and worked with them to open community comfort stations at; Temple Beth Shalom, 760 Rt 6, Mahopac and Knights of Columbus, 10 Fair St, Carmel. The Town of Kent has also opened a comfort station at the Kent Town Hall, 25 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes NY

“This storm has left many without power and we are working with our utility companies to effectively restore electricity as soon as possible” said County Executive Odell. Odell has a meeting with NYSEG officials to work on restoration timing.  Odell and NYSEG are also working on a schedule to deliver dry ice to residents sometime today. “We expect the delivery point to be our Board of Elections Building, 25 Old Rt 6 in Carmel”, said Odell, “NYSEG is working to confirm a delivery time”.

Our highway crews remain on the job working to open roadways and remove trees tangled in electric wires once the utility company confirms it is safe to do so. Residents encountering downed wires should assume they are live and stay at least 20 feet away. While most main roads are passable the secondary roads still have a number of trees and debris in place that are blocking safe passage. Some trees and limbs have partially fallen and are being supported by wires or other trees. These are particularly dangerous and residents should stay away from the area.

Putnam County has cancelled all public transportation routes today. Service will resume Monday March 3, 2018

Continue to monitor NY-Alert for updates

Audio Recording URL:  http://jic.nyalert.gov/Public/DownloadAudio.aspx?parentid=5159777&type=3

Putnam County Emergency Operations Center Remains Open-Comfort Stations to Reopen 3/4/2018 @ 9:00 am

Headline:  Putnam County Emergency Operations Center Remains Open-Comfort Stations to Reopen 3/4/2018 @ 9:00 am

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell continues to be at the Putnam County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to monitor and help prioritize the needs of our residents during this difficult time.

Residents encountering downed wires should assume they are live and stay at least 20 feet away. While most main roads are passable the secondary roads still have a number of trees and debris in place that are blocking safe passage. Some trees and limbs have partially fallen and are being supported by wires or other trees. These are particularly dangerous and residents should stay away from the area.

County Executive Odell has announced that we will continue to offer comfort facilities at the Putnam Valley Senior Center on 117 Town Park Lane in Putnam Valley NY for Sunday, March 4th, 2018 starting at 9:00 am. The county continues to work with our community partners and additional community comfort stations will be at; Temple Beth Shalom, 760 Rt 6, Mahopac, Knights of Columbus, 10 Fair St, Carmel and the Town of Kent Town Hall, 25 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes NY.

These comfort stations will be open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm for residents to charge their electronic equipment and spend time in a warm environment.

“This storm has left many without power and we are working with our utility companies to effectively restore electricity as soon as possible, please check on family, friends and neighbors to make sure they are okay during this difficult time” said County Executive Odell.

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

Please continue to monitor NY-Alert for updates

Audio Recording URL:  http://jic.nyalert.gov/Public/DownloadAudio.aspx?parentid=5159983&type=3

“Are You Ready” 2017-2018 Edition Putnam County Indian Point Emergency Guide

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