Dry Ice & Water Available-Putnam County Offices Open-Comfort Stations Available

The Putnam County EOC remains open to coordinate the restoration efforts. The EOC continues to be staffed with key personnel including NYSEG, Central Hudson, the National Guard and Highway Departments.

Outages:

NYSEG 8,457

Central Hudson Less than 500

NYSEG & Central Hudson and mutual aid crews will continue to identify and prioritize restoration efforts while ensuring the safety of the workers and public.

All Putnam County Offices are open today, Friday May 18, 2018 however some services are canceled. Due to the numerous remaining road closures, public transportation including Pre-K/Early Intervention will NOT be in operation. In addition, all friendship centers and adult day services are closed and there will be no deliveries of homebound meals. The RSVP recognition breakfast originally scheduled for today is postponed until Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

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 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 Friday May 18, 2018 are as follows:

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 are available while supplies last. Please contact your local municipality for more information.

There are still over 50 road closures in the County. Travelers are reminded to use caution when driving.

Residents that need to report a power outage or downed wires 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.

All County Offices Will Be Open Friday 5-18-18-Restorations Underway-Roadways Reopening

After meeting with the Incident Command Staff, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced that most Putnam County Offices would be open at their normal time for Friday, May 18, 2018. “With power restored to most of our County facilities it is important that we begin to get back to normalcy”, said County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “Employees and the public should use caution when traveling to our facilities as some less traveled roads may still have debris including downed wires but thanks to our Highway staff our campuses are once again ready for business”.

Due to the numerous remaining road closures, public transportation including Pre-K/Early Intervention will NOT be in operation. In addition, All  friendship centers and adult day services are closed. As well, there will be no deliveries of homebound meals.

The R.S.V.P. recognition breakfast is postponed until Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

The County Executive, municipal leaders, NYS personnel, continue to meet at the EOC to ensure NYSEG, Central Hudson the National Guard and Highway Departments work for an expedient restoration. NYSEG is reporting 19,980 still without power and Central Hudson reports 1,345 without power. NYSEG & Central Hudson will continue to identify and prioritize restoration efforts while ensuring the safety of the workers and public. The utility companies and our highway crews will remain on the job through the weekend until all roads are cleared and power is restored.

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 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:

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

Dry ice and water will be available while supplies last, please contact your local municipality.

There are still many 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.

Once power is restored please remember to check all perishable foods and discard any that may be in question. Foods like eggs, milk, meats, cooked leftovers and similar products must be discarded if left over 41 degrees F for more than 2 hours. Other foods may last for an extended time however you should verify with the manufacturer. Frozen foods will typically remain frozen if left in a closed insulated container for short periods. If the item is still frozen it is generally assumed to be safe. If the item is not frozen but less than 41 degrees F the item is safe. Remember, when in doubt, throw it out! 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

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.

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 Remains Open-Restoration Efforts a Priority-Some County Offices Closed For Thu 5/17/18

The County Executive continues to oversee the operations at the Putnam County EOC meeting with Governor Cuomo to review the destruction. The priority is the safety of our responders and the public. “It’s our hope today after the utility companies complete their make safe mode and assessment that the county and local highway crews will begin to cut and clear the downed trees and poles,” County Executive MaryEllen Odell said. “Let’s be courteous, let’s be respectful and let’s remember we are all in this together and we will keep everyone in our prayers. We have been lucky in Putnam County. We did not suffer any fatalities.”

Putnam County remains in a State of Emergency. With the exception of essential services and the Department of Motor Vehicles the County will remain closed on Thursday, May 17, 2018. This will include all public transportation including Pre-K/Early Intervention and all senior services. This was made necessary as there is still no power to many of our campuses.

To allow a coordinated response, key personnel remain in the Putnam County EOC. This includes NYSEG, Central Hudson the National Guard and Highway Departments. NYSEG is reporting 24,057 still without power and Central Hudson reports 2,618 without power. NYSEG CEO Karl Taylor was at the EOC today meeting with County Executive Odell where they worked to identify and prioritize restoration efforts. “While the effort is to quickly restore power we must do it safely and working with Mr. Taylor I believe we have developed a good plan”, said Odell.

NYSEG will make dry ice and water available Thursday, May 17, 2018. Distribution locations are being established with local municipalities. For exact locations please contact your Town/Village representatives.

Working with community leaders we were able to open several comfort stations today and expect them to be open for Thursday. 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  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 personnel working with NYSEG and Central Hudson crews continue to cut, clear and make safe. This allows NYSEG and Central Hudson to make systematic electric restorations. There are still 168 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.

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.

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Governor Cuomo and County Executive Odell Survey Storm Damage in Putnam County

PUTNAM VALLEY, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell led Governor Andrew Cuomo and other state representatives through the storm ravaged areas in Putnam Valley to show the damage incurred from the Tuesday evening’s storms that left a trail of destruction throughout the Hudson Valley. At a press conference held in Putnam Valley, the Governor and County Executive gave an update on the recovery efforts.

Odell activated the incident command structure at Putnam County Government at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. By 6:36 p.m. she declared a state of emergency. The 9-1-1 dispatch center fielded more than 1,800 calls Tuesday night. There were 30,000 customers without power and 144 roads closed.

County Executive Odell said that NYSEG and Central Hudson have been embedded in the EOC and are in communication with the county and local officials. The county is working on its priority list of critical points, which includes getting power back on at Putnam Hospital Center, so it can be off its generator.

“It’s our hope today after the utility companies complete their safe mode and assessment that the county and local highway crews will begin to cut and clear the downed trees and poles,” County Executive Odell said. “Let’s be courteous, let’s be respectful and let’s remember we are all in this together and we will keep everyone in our prayers. We have been lucky in Putnam County. We did not suffer any fatalities.”

County Executive Odell added. “I want to thank our first responders, including our highway crews, which I think now with all of their experience we can include them in our first responder community have been on the ready and on the go. Keep in mind that they leave their houses and their families to get out there to try to get the roads open and to try to make sure that the community stays safe. I want to thank Governor Cuomo for sending his best and brightest again. We’re all getting to know each other I think too well over the last several months and storms. But we are working together on this. That’s important for everyone to know.”

As part of the recovery effort, the Governor has deployed 125 members of the New York National Guard and to further assist communities with recovery efforts. Currently, thousands of state and local personnel are on site in the affected areas with pre-deployed equipment to clear transportation corridors of debris and assess damage throughout the affected areas. In addition, a mobile command center is also en route that will be staffed by Department of Financial Services personnel to assist Putnam Valley residents with insurance claims.

“As these extreme weather events continue, New York is committed to stepping up our preparedness and ensuring that all impacted New Yorkers receive the assistance they need to recover and clean up after the storm,” Governor Cuomo said. “We’re on the ground and are working tirelessly to restore power and help the affected communities recover as quickly as possible. The rain is expected to continue. That’s going to make the cleanup more difficult, not less difficult.”

Governor Cuomo added. “We’ll be bringing in an additional 1,100 to help clean up the mess. Department of Transportation is on site. They have hundreds of pieces of equipment. They’ll be working with the County Executive to coordinate resources as well as the local town supervisors. Department of Homeland Security for the state has hundreds of generators, 60,000 meals for people who may be displaced, et cetera. The Department of Public Service is working with the utilities. There has been an issue in terms of utility response and when you’re without power, any delay is too long and we understand that.”

Motorists are reminded that State Law mandates that if an intersection is “blacked out” and the traffic signal is not operational, the intersection is automatically a “four way” stop. In the event of closed or blocked roadways due to flooding, downed power lines or debris, motorists are advised to exercise caution and obey all traffic signs or barricades in place, regardless of whether a roadway looks clear.

The Department of Public Service has extended Call Center Helpline hours starting today, Wednesday, May 16, until 7:30 p.m., to assist consumers in their storm restoration efforts. The Department of Public Service Call Center Helpline can be reached by calling 1-800-342-3377. If you are without power and you have an emergency, there are emergency generators, meals and water available, so call the hotline if that situation exists.

“Thank you very much and I’d like to thank the County Executive and Supervisor Sam Oliverio and all their teams that did extraordinary work,” said Governor Cuomo. “You know we tend to focus on the negative in these situations. What hasn’t been done, what power hasn’t been restored. We also need to remember that you had people out all night long in the storm starting early yesterday afternoon, putting themselves in danger. Leaving their families and working tremendously hard so the damage wasn’t worse. And we thank all of them and we truly appreciate their service.”

Metro-North Service on the northern Harlem Line between Southeast and Wassaic will resume this afternoon with the departure of the 3:43 p.m. train from Grand Central to Wassaic.

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.

ALL FRIENDSHIP CENTERS AND ADULT DAY SERVICES WILL BE CLOSED. AS WELL, THERE WILL BE NO DELIVERIES OF HOME BOUND MEALS.

FOR MAY 16TH: ALL FRIENDSHIP CENTERS AND ADULT DAY SERVICES WILL BE CLOSED. AS WELL, THERE WILL BE NO DELIVERIES OF HOME BOUND MEALS.

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.

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