All Putnam County Government Offices, with the exception of essential services will be CLOSED Monday, 12/2/19

All Putnam County Government Offices, with the exception of essential services will be CLOSED Monday, 12/2/19

All Putnam County Government Offices, with the exception of essential services will be opening on a 2 hr delay for Mon 12/2/19

All Putnam County Government Offices, with the exception of essential services will be opening on a 2 hr delay for Mon 12/2/19

After meeting with the ICS Team and evaluating the impact of the current winter storm, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has delayed the opening of all Putnam County Government Offices with the exception of essential services for 2 hours on Monday, December 2, 2019. Offices that normally open at 8:00 AM will open at 10:00 AM and offices that normally open at 9:00 AM will open at 11:00 AM.

In addition to the delayed opening of non-essential government offices, please note the following:

Our public transportation system which includes the Croton Falls Commuters and fixed route PART System will operate on a 2 hour delay schedule

Pre-K/EI Transportation to schools in Putnam and Westchester Counties will follow the local schools schedule.

All senior services are canceled.

Blizzard boxes, an emergency meal, were previously delivered to our seniors. “As we will be unable to deliver meals to our seniors, we remind them that these emergency meals are available whenever they need them”, said County Executive Odell. “Our Highway Department not only clears the County roads but they also clear our parking lots and walkways, delaying by 2 hours gives them the time necessary”.

Remember to check on family, friends and vulnerable neighbors and If you MUST travel Monday morning give yourself enough time and drive carefully.

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

Remember to follow all Putnam County updates on NY ALERT.

Putnam County continues to monitor the weather as strong winds move into our area. NYSEG & Central Hudson on standby. Gusts up to 36 MPH are possible

The Putnam County Emergency Operations Center is monitoring the strong winds that will transition into our area this evening. Winds are expected to pick up in intensity through the night with gusts of up to 36 MPH possible by 4 PM Monday evening. Winds are expected to diminish by early Tuesday morning.

“Our Emergency Operations Center has been in contact with both NYSEG and Central Hudson to confirm that both agencies are prepared for this event” said Putnam County Executive Odell. “We will continue to monitor the storm as it comes into our area and respond to any incidents that may occur”.

Residents are reminded to report any outages to their local utility company. NYSEG can be contacted at 800-572-1131. Central Hudson Gas & Electric can be contacted at 845-452-2700. Both companies have an app available for download to track outages.

A mix of snow, sleet and rain is expected in our area that will persist through the night. At this time we are not expecting any delays or cancelations. Employees should use caution when traveling.

Snow will continue shifting through over the next few hours, continuing through 8-10pm. Afterwards, a changeover to freezing rain is anticipated as temperatures slowly warm up through the overnight/early morning hours. It is expected that there will be a changeover back to rain/snow just before dawn. Conditions are then expected to dry out after dawn. An additional 0.5 – 1.5” of snow is anticipated through this evening, then up to 0.10” of ice accumulation is possible.

At this time we do not expect any delays or cancellations in the morning however employees should continue to monitor the situation for updates. Please drive safely as you head home this evening.

Due To the Storm All Putnam County Offices With the Exception of Essential Services Will be Closing at 12 Noon Today, Tuesday February 12, 2019

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell met with her Executive ICS Team to discuss the current weather conditions. The forecast calls for steady snow throughout most of the day changing to sleet and ice as the evening approaches. These conditions will make travel dangerous as the day progresses. Due to these conditions, Putnam County with the exception of essential services, will be closing at 12 noon today, Tuesday February 12, 2019.

As you begin your journey home please travel safe.

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.

Audio Recording URL:  http://jic.nyalert.gov/Public/DownloadAudio.aspx?parentid=5212731&type=3

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.