State of emergency declared in Putnam County

CARMEL – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has declared a State of Emergency for Putnam County.

“This storm caused an unprecedented amount of damage to our electrical infrastructure with an estimated 86 percent of all customers without power,  said the county executive. “To enable our resources to be effectively deployed I am declaring a State of Emergency for Putnam County.

A State of Emergency Declaration will stay in effect for a period not to exceed 5 days. 

NYSEG is working with local towns and villages to provide water and wet ice for distribution. Residents should contact their local municipality for distribution information. Each municipality will establish their own location and schedule.

To assist the public the county has established two comfort stations: 

Friendship Center of Philipstown (former Butterfield Hospital site). 1756 Route 9D in Cold Spring.

Knights of Columbus, 10 Fair Street in Carmel.

Both facilities are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents can use the facilities to cool down and recharge their phones and other electronic equipment.

Residents are reminded to use 911 for emergency calls only.

In related news, the Putnam and Rockland County courthouses are closed today.

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