2012-10-25 / Front Page

Dry Ice Distribution Set

Somers and Mahopac are locations
Eric Gross

Inside the Emergency Operations Center, County Executive Mary Ellen Odell receives an update from Deputy County Executive Bruce Walker and from Commissioner of Emergency Services Adam Stiebeling.
  Photo / Eric GrossInside the Emergency Operations Center, County Executive Mary Ellen Odell receives an update from Deputy County Executive Bruce Walker and from Commissioner of Emergency Services Adam Stiebeling. Photo / Eric GrossUPDATED AT 10:45 am TUESDAY: Dry Ice distribution has been set for these locales, while supplies last:

Somers:

Water and Dry Ice will be distributed at 11AM and 4PM at the Van Tassell House: Route 139 by Primrose School 

Mahopac:

Water and Dry Ice will be distributed at 1PM at Roller Hockey Rink Across from the Mahopac Fire House on Rt. 6.

Eearlier story , from Monday evening: Gale force winds are uprooting trees and snapping utility poles resulting in power outages to wide sections of Putnam County this evening.

Since 5:30 p.m., fire departments countywide have been run ragged answering alarms related to the storm.

Trees have fallen on homes in Mahopac, Mahopac Falls, Putnam Lake, Brewster, Lake Carmel, Kent, Putnam Valley and Patterson. In Mahopac, a home on Tulip Drive caught fire after the tree smashed through the roof.

Fire stations throughout the county are manned with emergency responders as are the county's four independent ambulance corps. In western Putnam, a separate Emergency Operations Center in Philipstown has also been activated.

Numerous roads are closed due to fallen trees and debris including: Taconic State Parkway at Pudding Street in Putnam Valley; Fair Street at Hunter's Glen in Carmel; Sunset Ridge at Route 301 in Carmel; Glenvue Drive in Carmel; Croton Falls Road at McLaughlin Acres in Mahopac, Lunn Terrace in Cold Spring, Sprout Brook Road at Winston Lane in Continental Village, Ludingtonville Road in Kent, Laguna Road in Lake Carmel; Cornwall Hill Road in Patterson, Bear Mountain Bridge Road in Continental Village, Church Road in Putnam Valley, Roa Hook Road in Continental Village, Route 301 near Farmers Mills Road in Kent Cliffs, White Pond Road at Farmers Mills Road in Kent; Dingle Ridge Road, Route 6 at Route 312 and North Salem Road all in Southeast; Crane Road at Washington Road in Mahopac; Market Street at West Street in Cold Spring, Lakeshore Drive and Knox Road in Putnam Lake and Church Road, Canopus Hill Road, Sprout Brook Road and Peekskill Hollow Road at the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley.

 Dozens of county and state employees have been joined by volunteers at the Putnam Emergency Operation Center in Carmel as Sandy intensifies.

Representatives of fire, police and EMS services are stationed with officials from NYSEG and Central Hudson Gas and Electric Company, Putnam Health Department, Office for the Aging, Highways and Facilities Department, Department of Social Services and Mental Health as well as an amateur ham radio group known as RACES.

County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Deputy County Executive Bruce Walker and Commissioner of Emergency Services Adam Stiebeling have been providing hourly updates on the deteriorating conditions found throughout the county.

 Earlier story, Monday 5 pm: Three dozen county and state employees have been joined by dozens of other volunteers at the Putnam Emergency Operation Center in Carmel as Sandy intensifies.

Representatives of fire, police and EMS services have joined with officials from NYSEG and Central Hudson Gas and Electric Company, Putnam Health Department, Office for the Aging, Highways and Facilities Department, Department of Social Services and Mental Health as well as an amateur ham radio group known as RACES.

County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Deputy County Executive Bruce Walker and Commissioner of Emergency Services Adam Stiebeling have been providing hourly updates on the deteriorating conditions found throughout the county.

A heavy steady rainfall began around 2 p.m. and wind gusts have intensified.

Several roads have been closed due to downed trees, utility poles and flooding including: Cornwall Hill Road in Patterson, Bear Mountain Bridge Road in Continental Village, Church Road in Putnam Valley, Roa Hook Road in Continental Village, Route 301 near Farmers Mills Road in Kent Cliffs, Market Street at West Street in Cold Spring, Lakeshore Drive in Putnam Lake and Peekskill Hollow Road at the Taconic State Parkway in Putnam Valley.

Commissioner of Emergency Services Adam Stiebeling receives information on fire and EMS coverage from Deputy Emergency Services Commissioner Cris Delarippa.  Photo / Eric GrossCommissioner of Emergency Services Adam Stiebeling receives information on fire and EMS coverage from Deputy Emergency Services Commissioner Cris Delarippa. Photo / Eric Gross

Odell reminded the public to exercise "common sense" during the duration of the storm: "Let the emergency responders do their thing when called upon. Stay off the roads this afternoon and evening. Remain home. Read a book. Play a game with your kids. Be safe!"

 

 

 

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