County Executive MaryEllen Odell remains at the Putnam County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) with the ICS Team

“This storm packed a very powerful punch, closing roads and disrupting power across the entire region”, said County Executive Odell. “Our highway crews responded immediately and will continue to stay focused until roadways are passable, but we rely on the power crews to make downed wires safe so our crews can safely remove the debris”.

County Executive Odell discussed the situation with Aziz Uthman, Public Liaison Officer for NYSEG, Brewster Region. NYSEG currently has 6 crews assigned to Putnam County with an additional 3 mutual aid crews. Currently these crews are focused on assisting the local Highway Departments with cut and clear. Uthman said NYSEG crews must wait for the winds to die down before they can use bucket trucks to make repairs but they are working on underground circuits.

The EOC will continue to monitor the weather. The National Weather Service is showing that the high winds should dissipate by 5:00 PM and the storms should move out of our area after 8:00 PM this evening.

All County facilities were already closed to the public and operating on a reduced staff due to Covid-19.

NYSEG reports that currently 14,831 customers are without power. Central Hudson reports 660 customers are without power.

NYSEG and Central Hudson Gas and Electric will continue to work on full restoration and “Make Safe” which allows our Highway Departments to safely clear downed trees and branches.

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.

Putnam County 9-1-1 remains fully manned and should only be used for emergency requests for Police, Fire or EMS. Calls regarding COVID-19 information should be directed to 211.

Safety Near Fallen Wires:

  • You can’t tell if a power line is energized just by looking at it. You should assume that all fallen power lines are live and proceed with extreme caution.
  • If you see a fallen power line, stay at least 30 feet away from it and anything touching it. The ground around a power line and any objects it contacts, such as a fence, may be energized. Call 911 to report the condition so that emergency responders and Central Hudson or NYSEG are notified.
  • If a downed wire comes in contact with your vehicle, stay inside and wait for help. If you must get out because of fire or other danger, jump clear of the vehicle to avoid any contact with the vehicle and the ground at the same time. Land with your feet together and hop with feet together or shuffle away; don’t run or stride.
  • Do not attempt to move a fallen power line or anything else in contact with it using an object such as a broom or stick. Even non-conductive materials or cloth can conduct electricity if slightly wet.

 Please continue to monitor NY-Alert for updates

Major storm causes power outages throughout Putnam County. Wind gusts of up to 30 MPH expected until 7:00 PM

The Putnam County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains open to manage the ongoing storm raking through Putnam County. Storms are expected to continue through the early evening which will hamper abilities to provide electric restoration. All County facilities were already closed to the public and operating on a reduced staff due to Covid-19.

“Many of our facilities are without power and significant wind gusts are making it difficult for NYSEG to provide repairs safely”, said County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “I have asked the remaining employees to check road conditions and only leave if they feel they are safe”.

The County EOC was previously open to manage the COVID-19 virus. With the addition of these intense storms, the County Executive activated the full ICS staff.

NYSEG reports that currently 14,000 customers are without power. Central Hudson reports 2,400 customers are without power.

NYSEG and Central Hudson Gas and Electric will continue to work on full restoration and “Make Safe” which allows our Highway Departments to safely clear downed trees and branches.

Putnam County 9-1-1 remains fully manned and should only be used for emergency requests for Police, Fire or EMS. Calls regarding COVID-19 information should be directed to 211

Safety Near Fallen Wires:

  • You can’t tell if a power line is energized just by looking at it. You should assume that all fallen power lines are live and proceed with extreme caution.
  • If you see a fallen power line, stay at least 30 feet away from it and anything touching it. The ground around a power line and any objects it contacts, such as a fence, may be energized. Call 911 to report the condition so that emergency responders and Central Hudson or NYSEG are notified.
  • Do not attempt to move a fallen power line or anything else in contact with it using an object such as a broom or stick. Even non-conductive materials or cloth can conduct electricity if slightly wet.

Please continue to monitor NY-Alert for update

Full Volume Test for Indian Point Sirens Set for Tuesday, October 29th, 2019, 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 Tuesday, October 29th, 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.

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.

Lake Carmel Fire Department has been working at a large mulch fire in the Town of Kent

The Lake Carmel Fire Department has been working at a large mulch fire in the Town of Kent on Private Property. At this time there is no imminent threat of wide spread or severe damage to property or life. The Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services has been working in conjunction with the local fire departments supporting their effort to contain the fire and is poised to respond accordingly in the event that conditions change.  Appropriate State agencies have been contacted and we continue to monitor the situation.

Full Volume Test for Indian Point Sirens Set for Wednesday, August 28th, 2019, 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, August 28th 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.

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.

Full Volume Test for Indian Point Sirens Set for Tuesday, June 18th, 2019, 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 Tuesday, June 18th 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.

 

 

Full Volume Test for Indian Point Sirens Set for Wednesday, February 20th, 2019, at 10:30 AM

Full Volume Test for Indian Point Sirens Set for Wednesday, February 20th, 2019, 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, February 20th 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/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.

Full Volume Test for Indian Point Sirens Set for Wednesday, November 28th, 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, November 28th 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.

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, 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.