Hurricane Irene updates: August 31 1:33 pm
August 27, 2011 —
Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau announced that the Sullivan County Community College will open the Paul Gerry Field House locker rooms shower facilities to county residents that remain without power on Thursday, September 1st, and Friday, September 2nd.
Tuesday 1:00 pm
According to early estimates of storm damage in Wayne County, there was not enough damage to warrant federal assistance from FEMA. “The cut-off amount is $16 million,” said Brian Smith, chairman of the Wayne County Commissioners. “We still have not heard from the townships yet so that figure may change,” he said. Township personnel were out and about assessing the damage and working on recovery, he said.
Tuesday 10:25 am
Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services, today warned New Yorkers to protect themselves from home repair and other scam artists, who will try to take advantage of unsuspecting homeowners who suffered property damage from Hurricane Irene.
Tuesday 10:00 am
Widespread power outtages persist, though PPL has restored service to 230,000 customers in Pennsylvania so far.
Wayne County has 9225, customers without power, Pike County has 8803 without power.
PPL projects that most service will be restored to customers within three to five days.
Customers without power who have not yet reported their outages are asked to call 1-800-DIAL-PPL (1-800-342-5775) or online at www.pplelectric.com/outage.