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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
HURRICANE SANDY IS EXPECTED TO BRING LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE FLOODING TO THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST...INCLUDING LONG ISLAND SOUND AND NEW YORK HARBOR...WINDS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR HURRICANE FORCE AT LANDFALL... Read more
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
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
The National Weather Service offers information to help prepare for the impacts of a hurricane or severe storm at the following link: www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php
Additional information pertaining to Pennsylvania is available at www.readypa.org/
In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo has released information at this link: www.governor.ny.gov/
Tropical SYSTEM SANDY WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTHWARD OVER THE ATLANTIC THROUGH THE WEEKEND...BEFORE MAKING LANDFALL ALONG THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST EARLY THIS COMING WEEK...AND THEN TURNING INLAND.
THIS POWERFUL STORM WILL LIKELY HAVE ITS GREATEST IMPACTS ON
CENTRAL NEW YORK AND NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA FROM LATER MONDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. A PERIOD OF HEAVY RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH URBAN FLOODING PROBABLE. MAIN STEM RIVERS COULD SEE LEVELS RISE INTO THE MINOR OR MODERATE FLOOD RANGE BY MID-WEEK. HIGH WINDS COULD ALSO DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES...RESULTING IN POWER OUTAGES. Read more
Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau issued the following statement: "The National Weather Service (NWS) in Binghamton has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Sullivan County. Hurricane Sandy will move north along the Eastern Seaboard over the weekend.This powerful storm may ultimately impact the Northeast with the potential for locally heavy rainfall and high winds beginning on Monday and continuing through midweek." Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther has called on the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to begin releases from the Neversink Reservoir in anticipation of next week’s expected storms. The Neversink Reservoir is currently at 98% capacity.
The potentially severe storms are expected to buffet the U.S. east coast during Halloween week, as Hurricane Sandy and a winter storm may combine into what forecasters are referring to as a "Frankenstorm." Read more
Fracking is already thriving in Sullivan County. Not the same controversial natural gas extraction method that makes headlines. No, this is community fracking, the social byproduct of the hydraulic fracturing debate, pumping tension through Sullivan County communities that face the possibility of gas wells dotting their landscape. Read more