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It’s not unusual to see large numbers of people floating down the Upper Delaware River on a summer’s day, but some in the group that were floating through Skinner’s Falls on August 14 were clearly distressed.

NYSEG Dry Ice & Bottled Water Distribution

UPDATED 10/31/2012 9:45 AM

NYSEG Customers can obtain dry ice and bottled water at the following locations (first come-first serve):

Big Indian, Oliverea Fire Department
8 Firehouse Road
Available after 5 p.m.

NYSEG Service Center
1 Electric Parkway, Horseheads
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Wednesday, October 31 ONLY

Liberty Police Department
159 North Main Street
Rear of building, Noon to 7 p.m.

Lebanon Valley Fire Station
523 Route 20  Read more

PPL Ice and Water Locations

PPL is providing customers with water and ice. You may receive up to three (3) 10-pound bags of ice and three (3) gallons of water daily. Just identify yourself as a PPL Electric Utilities customer at the time of purchase.

A full updated list with all locations beyond Wayne and Pike counties can be found here: http://rvrptr.ws/Ru666P


Joe's Kwik Mart
Route 345 & 307
Gouldsboro, PA 18414

Joe's Kwik Mart
Route 590
Hamlin, PA 18427

Weis Market
Village Shopping Center
Route 590
Hamlin, PA 18427

Weis Market
Route 6 Plaza  Read more

Sullivan County roads closed

From Sullivan County Manage David Fanslau:

Sullivan County travel restrictions that were issued at 9:00 PM Monday night remain in place. There are numerous roads that are blocked with fallen trees and wires, and public works crews will be addressing road closures throughout the day. In many cases, public work crews will need to work jointly with utilities crews to ensure power is off to wires down with trees.

About 30,000 locations throughout Sullivan County remain without power. Prolonged power outages will last several days.  Read more

Closed roads and travel advisory in Wayne and Pike counties

**I-84 East Rest Area - Site 61, Promised Land, Pike County, closed until further notice

**I-84 West Rest Area - Site 62, Promised Land, Pike County, closed until further notice

**I-84 West Rest Area - Site K, Matamoras, Pike County, closed until further notice

**SR 209 is closed in both directions between Federal Road and the end of SR 209 in Milford due to downed utilities. Anticipated reopening, Tuesday, 12 p.m.  Read more

American Red Cross Shelters

Here are the available American Red Cross shelters in our area:

Monroe County
East Strousburg High School South
279 N Courtland St
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Orange County
Grace Community Church
2839 Route 94
Washingtonville, NY 10992

Newburgh Armory Unity Center
321 S. William Street
Newburgh, NY 12550

Port Jervis High School
10 Route 209
Port Jervis, NY 12771

Washingtonville High School
54 West Main Street
Washingtonville, NY 10992

Sullivan County
SUNY Sullivan - Field House
112 College Road
Loch Sheldrake, NY 12759

Report Power Outages

Here's how to report power outages in our area:

By Phone: (800) 572-1131
Online: http://bit.ly/nysegout

Orange & Rockland
By Phone: (877) 434-4100
Online: http://bit.ly/oroutage

By Phone: (800) DIAL-PPL
Online: http://bit.ly/ppl-out

Help storm-damaged trees recover from Hurricane Sandy

The trail of damages after major storms such as Hurricane Sandy truly reveals the power of Mother Nature, and the remains can be devastating, especially for trees. Unprotected, trees are vulnerable to the storm's wrath, and the wounds might look fatal. However, even though major branches may be broken, foliage might be shredded, or the bark may be torn and gouged, trees have an amazing ability to recover from even the most severe cases. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) offers some post-storm advice to help you and your trees recover from this disaster.  Read more

Wayne emergency declaration

The Wayne County Commissioners executed a Declaration of Disaster Emergency at 2:00 p.m. today to allow Wayne County Emergency Management Coordinator to coordinate the activities of the emergency response and to take all appropriate action needed to alleviate the affects of this disaster.  Read more

NYSEG: power outages could last for days

Sustained 40-mile-per-hour winds and gusts of 60 miles per hour or more from the remnants of Hurricane Sandy are likely to cause serious damage to NYSEG’s electricity delivery system, leaving some customers without power for many days. The only question now is exactly where the damage and outages will occur.

At 3:30 pm NYSEG reported 312 customers without power in Sullivan County, 61 in Ulster and 118 in Delaware.  Read more

Important notice for agriculture sector regarding Hurricane Sandy

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell Cooperative Extension urges all farmers to prepare ahead of time for power outages, structural or crop damage, insurance claims and damage that could accompany Hurricane Sandy, also dubbed “Frankenstorm” and the “Perfect Storm.” The New York State Office of Emergency Management is already warning citizens of Sandy’s approach, and New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets urges farmers to pay close attention to those warnings.  Read more

Bridges between PA & NJ remain open as of 1 pm Monday

NEW HOPE, PA – The 18 vehicular bridges owned and operated by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission between Pennsylvania and New Jersey remained open to
traffic as of 1 p.m. today.  Read more

Honesdale Borough Storm Announcements

Honesdale Borough Council conducted an emergency Council meeting at 12 noon on Monday, October 29, 2012, to discuss Hurricane Sandy and its impact on the infrastructure and residents of Honesdale Borough.  Read more

Sullivan declares state of emergency

Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau issued the following statement: Pursuant to my authority, a State of Emergency is hereby declared at 12:00 pm, Monday, October 29, 2012 in the County of Sullivan and will continue through 12:01 am Thursday, November 1, 2012.  Read more

Power outage tips from PPL

We want you and your family to stay safe in the event of an outage. If you lose power, remember the following simple tips.
Report emergencies immediately, including downed power lines, by calling 1-800-DIAL-PPL (1-800-342-5775). When prompted, press 1 for “electrical emergency".

Check to see if your neighbors have lights, and check your breakers and fuses.  Read more

Legislator: make sure you are prepared for the worst when Sandy hits our area

Once again, District 9 and Sullivan County residents are facing another "100 year storm" as Hurricane Sandy makes its way up the East Coast.  Read more

Sullivan County Offices remain closed Tuesday

Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau issued the following statement: The National Weather Service (NWS) in Binghamton has continued a Flood Watch effective Monday morning through Tuesday evening, and a High Wind Warning effective from 2:00 PM Monday to 5:00 PM Tuesday for Sullivan County. Hurricane Sandy will continue to move northward along the East coast, and is expected to turn westward to landfall along the New Jersey coast Monday, before entering Central Pennsylvania early Tuesday morning.  Read more

Partial list of regional closings for Monday due to Hurricane Sandy

Partial list of closings announced for Monday 10/29

Center For Discovery

Eldred Central School District

Liberty Central School District.

Monticello Central Schools

Tri-Valley Central School District

Sullivan West Central School District

Roscoe Central School District

Port Jervis City School District

Delaware Valley School District

Wayne Highlands School District

Sullivan County BOCES is closed to students and 10-month staff. Office and 12 Month staff open 7am through 11am.

Sullivan County Head Start  Read more

National Weather Service, wind warning, flood watch


Flood tips from Ready PA

Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States, destroying thousands of homes and costing billions of dollars each year. No matter where you live, you should be prepared for a flood emergency — especially if you live near water, in a low-lying area or down-stream from a dam.  Read more

NYSEG storm tips

Weather storms more easily by preparing ahead of time. Once the
power is out, you may not be able to view our safety tips, so download a copy of our reference, Weathering Storm Emergencies (PDF), print it out, and have it handy when storms are on the horizon. In the meantime, review the safety tips below.  Read more