Governor declares state of emergency in area counties following Isaias

ALBANY – Governor Cuomo has declared a state of emergency in area counties to provide local governments with additional clean-up and operational support in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias.

The counties included in the declaration include Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, and Westchester counties. The declaration will also apply to counties bordering those designated counties including Columbia, Ulster, and Sullivan counties.

By declaring a state of emergency, it allows state agencies to provide direct support to local government without already having standing agreements in place.

The governor also announced he has directed the New York National Guard to mobilize 50 soldiers with vehicles to assist Putnam County officials with cleanup missions and ice and water distribution.

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