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Sullivan prepares for potential impacts of Hurricane Sandy


Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely, move to higher ground. Even after the rain has ended over an area, runoff will continue flooding of small streams.

Fanslau strongly encourage residents to sign up for NY Alert by visiting the website www.nyalert.gov or if they do not have internet capability they may call 1-888-697-6972 and register their phone number(s) to receive priority messages. The NY Alert system will be a primary notification to residents of imminent flooding or other emergency instructions associated with this storm.

Only call 9-1-1 if you are having a life threatening emergency

Have phone numbers on hand for your local utility companies to report service outages or learn restoration times

Information on road closures and other storm related material will be available at www.co.sullivan.ny.us

Call 2-1-1 for any non-emergency referrals and assistance (ie: shelters, road closures, recovery assistance, etc.)

If you are in an area that becomes part of a flood watch or warning, move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. Do not attempt to cross swiftly flowing waters or waters of unknown depth by foot or by automobile. Do not underestimate the power of flood waters. Only a few inches of rapidly flowing water can quickly carry away your vehicle. Do not move barricades, nor drive around barricades, as serious danger is ahead.

Fanslau strongly urges any resident who lives near a stream, creek or river to be prepared and alert as this storm progresses, and to take preventative measures to protect their property through sandbags, etc. Outdoor, moveable property should be secured, and indoor property should be put up in case of flooding in the home. Furthermore, in case of emergency, all residents in these areas should make preparations to vacate their home if conditions warrant, and are strongly urged to comply with any and all reasonable requests from law enforcement or emergency responders during an emergency.