Hurricane Irene updates: August 31 1:33 pm
County Manager David P. Fanslau said: "At this time travel is restricted, and I am advising all Sullivan County residents to remain off the roadways, unless it is absolutely an emergency and travel is necessary. Only emergency responders and those authorized to assist with the storm should be on the roadways."
Sunday 7:10 am
The Town of Rockland is experiencing flooding and power outages. A voluntary evacuation has commenced in the low-lying areas. Shelters are now open in Roscoe at the Roscoe School, and the Presbyterian Church in Livingston Manor. Local Fire Departments are assisting and local and County DPW is addressing downed trees to clear roadways.
Saturday 8:40 pm
Sullivan County Emergency Management has issued a statement that says Livingston Manor residents should be prepared for flooding conditions and relocation ahead of the storm if necessary. The Livingston Manor Fire Department is urging residents in low lying areas and areas prone to flooding to monitor weather and stream conditions overnight as record rainfall amounts are predicted.
Saturday 5:10 PM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE UPGRADES FROM WIND WATCH TO WIND WARNING FOR THE REGION INCLUDING WAYNE PIKE AND SULLIVAN COUNTY FROM 6:00 SUNDAY THROUGH 8:00 PM. A HIGH WIND WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR...WITH FREQUENT GUSTS OF 50 MPH OR GREATER. DAMAGE TO TREES...POWER LINES...AND PROPERTY IS POSSIBLE WITH WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE. BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF TREES BLOCKING ROADS AND WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES.