Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday Morning Update from Ulster County Emergency Services

Here are a few items from the overnight period:
As dawn breaks, people will be venturing outdoors to determine the
extent of damage. It is absolutely ESSENTIAL that all downed wires are
considered energized. Do not go anywhere near a downed wire, or anything
that may conduct electricity from a downed line (like guiderails).
There is one more tide cycle for the Hudson River that bears watching -
that is early this afternoon. Last night the Hudson at Poughkeepsie
exceed record flood stage by 1 1/2 feet. The effects were felt beyond
the northern border of Ulster.
The County remains in a State of Emergency, and any unnecessary driving
is strongly discouraged.
The following shelters were utilized overnight by the corresponding
number of people: Ellenville - 7 Kingston - 6, Belleayre -12, Saugerties
- 2, New Paltz - 9,
A Presidential Disaster Declaration was issued for a major disaster for
the City of New York and Long Island Counties. Damage assessments will
be sent out later today to Ulster County municipalities to determine if
a Preliminary Disaster Assessment is warranted.

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