Hurricane Irene updates: August 31 1:33 pm
Tuesday 9:50 am
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo: "The days following a natural disaster can be confusing and stressful, but it is important for those who have suffered property damage to file an insurance claim as quickly as possible to help protect their financial future."
Monday 9:50 am
County Manager David Fanslau issued the following statement: "Sullivan County is in the process of cleaning up roads and bridges, and assessing damage. There are at least four bridges with potentially serious damage. There are thirteen roads with trees down, and seven with wires involved that County DPW is coordinating with NYSEG crews to address. There are three roads that just need clean-up.
Sunday 6:45 pm
Monticello, NY - Sullivan County Manager David P. Fanslau has removed restrictions on travel in Sullivan, with precautions, and the Declaration of a State of Emergency for Sullivan County will be rescinded effective at 5:00 AM on Monday, August 29, 2011. The County of Sullivan is continuing communications with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service to monitor any continuing impacts from Hurricane Irene.
Sunday 5:20 pm
County Manager David Fanslau issued the following statement: "A number of counties across New York are experiencing telephone service outages as a result of the impacts from Hurricane Irene. The Sullivan County 911 Emergency dispatch center and the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office are experiencing intermittent telephone service disruptions. The Sullivan County 911 dispatchers have arranged for personnel to staff the local Fire Departments throughout Sullivan County, until Verizon is able to fully restore the emergency telephone system. Verizon has identified the problem, and they have dispatched crews to address the problem.
Residents are encouraged to go to their local Fire Department if they are in need of emergency services, and appropriate assets will be dispatched to their need. The Fire Departments will remain staffed until Verizon has fully restored the emergency telephone system.