Friday, October 26, 2012

Preparing for Hurricane Sandy


The Village is preparing vital information to be released door to door. This will include where to go, evac urgency, routes, safety precautions, emergency contact, and others based on what we learned from running the response last time. If you would like to help distribute, let me know.

As for some good news:

Through Assemblyman Lopez's office, we have made progress. NYC has agreed to release 600 million gallons of water daily from the Gilboa Reservoir to the Ashokan Reservoir to the south. This will not solve all of our issues, but it will reduce the pressure on the Gilboa and the Power Authority dams. There is excess capacity in the other dams that can reduce our load further should we be inundated.

We are preparing for the worst, even if the storm moves out of our immediate pathway.

We will keep the Village Office open on Tuesday after normal hours, possibly 24 hours as the municipal response center. We will have volunteers, food, and information ready for anyone that needs it. The Elementary School will be open as a shelter. We will monitor and try to open others as we get closer.

For quick updates, you may call or text (prefer text in case I'm in a meeting) me at 518-763-6854. I will try to keep this page updated as much as possible.

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