Emergency Operations Center, Bethel, NY – Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau issued the following statement: “A limited State of Emergency remains in effect through 12:01 AM Thursday regarding the gasoline purchases. We are in the process of communicating with fuel suppliers to determine whether that will need to remain in effect, or could be rescinded. We had a conference call at 11:00 with NYSEG, and we have a call at 4:00 this afternoon with County and Town officials.
Transportation to and from shelter facilities for showers and food would be available. Contact or report to one of the warming stations, and arrangements will be made. All information posted is available at 845-807-0800.
NYSEG and Orange & Rockland Utilities have staff at our Emergency Operations Center. Utilities trucks are being paired with Public Works crews to attend to opening the remaining County and Town Roads that have trees and wires down. The main issues remain that 5,500 locations remain without power throughout the County.
NYSEG crews are dispersed throughout Sullivan County repairing the major transmission lines and completing repairs to substations. NYSEG crews of restoring power to individual homes and businesses.
Sullivan County officials at the Emergency Operations Center are also planning for possible impacts of a potential Winter Storm that is presently on-track to affect our area Tuesday night through Thursday. Town officials have been contacted to coordinate preparation of warming centers and shelters that may be needed as a result of the incoming storm. However, the storm could change course over the next few days.
We are currently working to coordinate the clean-up of the storm debris with Town Officials. An announcement will be made this afternoon.
The following is an update regarding the recovery efforts of impacts associated with Hurricane Sandy:
SULLIVAN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGMENT
HURRICANE SANDY RESOURCE UPDATE: November 5, 2012 | 12:00 PM
• NYSEG Dry Ice distribution as follows: (while supplies last)
o Liberty Police Department (noon – 6pm)
o White Lake Fire Department (noon-6pm)
o Monticello Fire Department (noon-6pm)
o Lumberland Town Hall (ongoing)
o Village of Woodridge Municipal Hall
o Neversink FD (ongoing)
• Current Outage Estimates
o NYSEG – 4250
o O&R – 1491
o Central Hudson - 12
• Storm Helpline and Resources:
o Non-Emergency Trees Down Reporting 845-807-0877
o NYS Helpline: 1-888-769-7243
• Comfort Stations:
o Forestburgh Fire Department (Shower, charging, water refill, warming, food)
o Mamakating Town Park - till 11pm each day (Showers and warming)
o Neversink Fire Department (Water refill, warming)
o Lumberland Town Hall (8am-5pm)
o Thompson Town Hall
o Ted Stroebel Building (Jefferson St, Monticello) Warming only
o Smallwood Fire Department
o Village of Woodridge Municipal Hall (Food, water, warming, dry ice)
o American Legion Ambulance Bldg (showers and food)
o Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County, 36 North St Monticello (warming 8 AM to 8 PM, can accommodate 50 people, call to reserve; Connie Keller on Sunday (845)866 8713, or the Literacy Office on Monday 794 0017)
• Road Closures:
§ County Road 44 – Sackett Lake Rd / Town Forestburg
Public works and utilities crews are working together and diligently to get power restored. Power outages continue to be expected to be prolonged and last for several days. Regular updates will be provided.”