Monticello, NY – Sullivan County Manager Joshua Potosek has declared a State of Emergency for Sullivan County effective 12:00 PM Friday, March 2, 2018 to 12:00 AM Saturday, March 3, 2018, due …
Monticello, NY – Sullivan County Manager Joshua Potosek has declared a State of Emergency for Sullivan County effective 12:00 PM Friday, March 2, 2018 to 12:00 AM Saturday, March 3, 2018, due to significant impacts from the ongoing nor’easter.
A State of Emergency is issued under Article 2B of New York State Executive Law. The County of Sullivan is communicating with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service to discuss the potential track of the storm.
“I have declared the State of Emergency in Sullivan County to ensure the safety of the county residents,” said Potosek. “All County offices other than 24-hour facilities are closed today, and citizens should stay off all roads Countywide.”
The declaration is in effect from now until 12:00 AM (midnight) on Saturday, March 3, 2018, and bans non-essential travel on all County and local roads. This prohibition does not apply to vehicles engaged in road maintenance due to the storm or those traveling to or from their jobs in relation to these duties, along with medical and healthcare personnel, public employees designated as essential personnel, utility operators and repair personnel, and volunteers or employees of non-profit organizations providing emergency assistance associated with the storm.
As of 12:30 p.m. today, the following County Routes are closed: 12 and 13 (Route 55 between Eldred and White Lake), 21 and 22 (Barryville and Yulan), 26 (Crystal Lake Road), 32 (between Glen Spey and Eldred), 71 (Ferndale) and NYS Route 97 (between Narrowsburg and the Orange County line near Port Jervis).
Please check the Sullivan County website www.co.sullivan.ny.us and Facebook page www.facebook.com/sullivancountygov for updates, and if power is lost, please tune into the local radio stations for regular updates. There will also be updated information if at any time local shelters will be opened.
Residents can prepare for this or any other emergency in severe weather:
One of the best ways that residents can receive emergency information is from NY-ALERT, New York State’s All-hazards Alert and Notification Systems. To subscribe for this service, visit www.nyalert.gov. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may still sign up for NY-ALERT by calling 1-888-697-6972.
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