Storm recovery continues – UPDATE!


MID-HUDSON – The area’s utility companies – Central Hudson, NYSEG and Orange and Rockland – continue to work to restore electricity to the thousands of customers left in the dark since the brutal storm tore through the region on Tuesday afternoon. They have been handing out dry ice to preserve perishable food.
Municipalities, organizations and businesses have opened their doors for people to shower, charge their phones and sleep.
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will be running a supply drive through Friday, May 25 to help support the people of Newburgh, which was struck by a deadly tornado. The agency will be accepting donations and distributing to central gathering points to residents including Blacc Vanilla, the Liberty Street Crisis BBQ, RECAP Newburgh office and the Newburgh Activity Center.
Requested donations include hand-held snack items; pop-top ready-to-eat
items; easily opened, shelf-stable foods like peanut butter, jelly, and
bread; diapers, pull-ups; baby wipes; adult diapers; personal hygiene
products for babies and adults like toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant,
and feminine hygiene products; hand sanitizer; portable cell phone battery
chargers; coolers; and ice.
Meanwhile, residents of the City of Newburgh are advised to notify the
building department at 845-569-7400 if their building has structural damage
or in need of stabiliation.

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