Villa Barone Hilltop Manor opens its doors to the community on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm offering hot soup, a chance to charge electronic equipment and warmth

As Putnam County endures another major winter storm within one week we continue to see an outpouring of compassion from the community. Villa Barone Hilltop Manor has invited the public to join them for warmth, food and conversation. Villa Barone Hilltop Manor is located at 466 Route 6 in Mahopac.

The idea for a community family evening came to Villa Barone Hilltop Manor’s owner Nick Crecco who said “Villa Barone has been a big part of the Putnam County community and we want to give back to the residents who have had to endure two storms, lack of electricity and uncertainty”.

Villa Barone will open its door to the community Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and will offer hot soup, a chance to charge electronic equipment and a warm friendly place to gather.

“It is open to all and we hope that you will take advantage, please join us and come out and socialize” said Crecco.

Villa Barone Hilltop Manor, 466 Route 6, Mahopac, NY. If you have any question please call Villa Barone Hilltop Manor at 845-628-6600.

5,597 NYSEG customers remain without power-Comfort Station and Overnight Shelters available-www.putnamcountyny.gov

The Office of Emergency Management reports that as of 8:30am on March 7, 2018 5,597 Putnam County NYSEG customers are still without power. This is down from a high of 25,700.  Crews from NYSEG and mutual aid response teams continue to work for full restoration.

The following comfort stations will open for Wednesday 3/7/18:

Town of Southeast town Hall from 7:00am till 5:00pm  
 Knight’s of Columbus, 10 Fair Street, Carmel NY from 9:00am to 6:00pm 
 Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Association located at 15 Mt Ebo Road, Brewster NY from 9:00am to 6:00pm. 
  
NY State Police report that Interstate 84 is closed from Connecticut to Pennsylvania for Commercial vehicles, tractor trailers, this includes box trucks, high profile trucks and buses.

Interstate 684 is closed from Interstate 84 to RT 287 for Commercial vehicles, tractor trailers, this includes box trucks, high profile trucks and includes buses.

In anticipation of today’s storm Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Association will remain an overnight shelter. The shelter is located at 15 Mt. Ebo Road in Brewster NY. This is being coordinated by Red Cross with Putnam County Emergency Management and the Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Association.

All Putnam County Offices with the exception of essential services are closed today, March 7, 2018. It is expected that the County will resume a normal schedule on Thursday March 8, 2018.

Please check on neighbors, friends and family during this difficult time.

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

Please monitor NY-Alert and www.putnamcountyny.gov (“http://www.putnamcountyny.gov“)  for updates.

Audio Recording URL:  http://jic.nyalert.gov/Public/DownloadAudio.aspx?parentid=5162926&type=3

Additional Comfort & Warming Stations Added 3/5/2018

The following comfort stations are open today,

  • Mahopac Firehouse located at 741 US-6, Mahopac, NY 10541.
    The Mahopac Firehouse will be a comfort station and will be providing meals from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. today courtesy of the Mahopac Lions Club.

Other comfort stations in Putnam County are:

 

All County Offices including Public Transportation are Open For Business today, Monday, March 5, 2018

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has announced that all Putnam County Government Offices are open on their normal schedule for today, Monday, March 5, 2018. This includes all Putnam County Public Transportation Services, which is on normal routes and the Putnam County Senior Centers which are open today for normal programs.

The following comfort stations are open today, Mahopac Firehouse located at 741 Route 6, Mahopac, NY. The Mahopac Firehouse will be a comfort station and will be providing meals from 1:00pm to 8:00pm today courtesy of the Mahopac Lions Club.

All are welcome.

Other comfort stations in Putnam County are Kent Town Hall (dry ice & water available) which will be open 8:00am to 4:00pm, the German American Club will be open 10:00am to 10:00pm in Putnam Valley, Patterson Recreation will be open 7:00am to 7:00pm, Temple Beth Shalom will be open 9:00am to 6:00pm, Knight’s of Columbus in Carmel (dry ice & water is available) will be open 9:00am to 6:00pm, Carmel Town Hall (dry & ice & water available) 9:00am to 6:00pm.

“In order for us to continue to address the many issues facing our residents following this major Nor’easter, it is imperative that County Government be open to the public”, said County Executive MaryEllen Odell.

Residents in need of assistance whether storm related or a normal business matter are encouraged to reach out to their local or county government offices.

Please continue to monitor NY-Alert for updates

All County Offices Open For Business As Usual, Monday March 5, 2018 Including Public Transportation

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has announced that all Putnam County Government Offices will open on their normal schedule for Monday, March 5, 2018. This includes all Putnam County Public Transportation Services.

“In order for us to continue to address the many issues facing our residents following this major Nor’easter, it is imperative that County Government be open to the public”, said County Executive MaryEllen Odell from the County Emergency Operations Center where she has remained to oversee the numerous response activities.

Residents in need of assistance whether storm related or a normal business matter are encouraged to reach out to their local or county government offices on Monday.

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

List of overnight shelters available for residents 3/4/18

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced that there will be limited overnight accommodations for Putnam County residents who have been impacted by the storm and remain without power.

Putnam County in partnership with the Putnam County Sherriff’s Department, the American Red Cross, Putnam Hospital Center and Garrison Fire Department will open two overnight facilities:
Putnam Hospital Center which is located at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue, Carmel, NY
Garrison Fire Department located at 1616 Route 9, Garrison NY

Both locations will open starting at 6:00pm and remain open overnight for those residents who have no power and are unable to stay with friends or relatives.

County Executive Odell states “It makes me proud to have such great community partners like Putnam Hospital Center and Garrison FD who stepped up to help our residents in their time of need. Many other community agencies have provided assistance during this storm as well and we thank them too!”

Dry Ice, Water and Comfort Station List

 
Dry ice and water are available at the following locations:
Patterson Recreation, 65 Front Street, Patterson NY until 6:00pm tonight Town of Kent Police Department starting at 3:00pm until supply is depleted
Putnam Valley Senior Center 117 Town Park Lane, Putnam Valley NY until 2:00pm
Town of Southeast Town Hall 1360 Rt 22, Brewster NY until 4:00pm
Carmel Police Department 60 McAlpin Ave, Mahopac NY
 
Comfort Stations:
  • Putnam Valley Senior Center on 117 Town Park Lane in Putnam Valley NY
  • Temple Beth Shalom, 760 Rt 6, Mahopac
  • Knights of Columbus, 10 Fair St, Carmel
  • Town of Kent Town Hall, 25 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes NY
  • German American Club 11 Kramer’s Pond Rd, Putnam Valley NY
  • Patterson Recreation, 65 Front Street, Patterson, NY
 
These comfort facilities 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.
 
Please continue to monitor NY-Alert for updates

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

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Update 3/4/18-Putnam County EOC Remains Open-Comfort Stations Open-Dry Ice Available.

Headline:  Update 3/4/18-Putnam County EOC Remains Open-Comfort Stations Open-Dry Ice Available

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.

County Executive Odell met with leaders from NYSEG, National Guard, Emergency Management, Kent PD, Carmel PD, Sherriff Department and Roger Parring Sr. from Homeland Security and Emergency Services this morning to prioritize and manage the outages in Putnam County.

NYSEG crews, Highways and Facilities staff along with the Putnam County Sherriff Department are working on clearing wires and roadways so crews can restore power.

County Executive Odell reminds residents that comfort facilities are available 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, Patterson Recreation, 65 Front Street, Patterson, NY.

These comfort facilities 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.

Dry ice and water are available at the following locations; Patterson Recreation, 65 Front Street, Patterson NY until 6:00pm tonight. Town of Kent, Police Department starting at 3:00pm until supply is depleted, Putnam Valley, Senior Center 117 Town Park Lane, Putnam Valley NY until 2:00pm, Town of Southeast, Town Hall until 4:00pm.

“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

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