Ulster County declares state of emergency

Arthur Snyder of Ulster County Emergency Services writes this evening that Ulster County Executive Mike Hein has declared a state of emergency for Ulster County beginning at 8am tomorrow morning. Here's Snyder's email: 

County Executive Michael P. Hein has pro actively declared a State of Emergency effective 8 AM Monday October 29, 2012. At this time, no special orders are associated with the State of Emergency. The Executive is taking the steps necessary to allow County departments to react to and manage all threats from Hurricane Sandy. The Emergency Operations Center will be fully operational and many shelters will also be opening at this time. County Offices will be open for business to meet the needs of the citizens.