Sullivan County update 11/2/12: Shelters, warming stations, and power (hopefully) back by Sunday

Update: Sullivan County issued another update about warming stations and shelters at 1pm. See it by clicking here.

At 10am today, Sullivan County manager David Fanslau issued an update about conditions in Sullivan County, where power outages and road closures caused by Hurricane Sandy are still widespread. The county has set up emergency shelters at Sullivan County Community College Fieldhouse in Loch Sheldrake, NY and at the Ted Stroebel Building in Monticello.

The county is also providing transportation to the shelters from the warming stations set up around the county -- show up at a warming station and you can get free transporation to a shelter for a shower and a meal. 

Fanslau's report stated that the county hopes to have the majority of electric service turned back on by midnight on Sunday. 

Read the full report, including a list of warming stations, shelters locations, and road closures, below. 

Hurricane Sandy Update for November 2nd

Friday, November 02, 2012

(Emergency Operations Center, Bethel, NY 10:00am) – Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau issued the following statement: “A limited State of Emergency remains in effect through 12:01 AM Saturday to permit County officials to continue to coordinate efforts with the Public Works crews and utilities crews to open County and Town Roads. We will have a conference call with County and Town Highway officials at 4:00 PM this afternoon, and we had a call at 7:30 this morning for County and Town Highway officials.

Transportation to and from shelter facilities for showers and food would be available. Contact or report to one of the warming stations, and arrangements will be made. All information posted is available at 845-807-0800.

NYSEG and Orange & Rockland Utilities have staff at our Emergency Operations Center. Utilities trucks are being paired with Public Works crews to attend to opening the remaining County and Town Roads that have trees and wires down. The main issues remain that 22,000 locations remain without power throughout the County, County and Town Roads have hazardous conditions and those without power are in need of dry ice and bottled water.

NYSEG representatives anticipate the majority of power restoration will take place by midnight on Sunday. NYSEG crews are dispersed throughout Sullivan County repairing the major transmission lines and completing repairs to substations. NYSEG crews have also teamed up with town highway departments to complete the opening of roads for emergency vehicles. Once this phase of repair is completed, restoration to individual homes and business will follow thereafter.

The utilities companies should complete their assessment stage, which will be followed by restoring power to their substations, followed by restoring power to the distribution system that provides power to residents and businesses. The Sullivan county Legislature and Town officials remain engage and concerned with the conditions that need to be addressed as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

The following is an update regarding the recovery efforts of impacts associated with Hurricane Sandy:

HURRICANE SANDY RESOURCE UPDATE: November 2, 2012 | 10:00am

1. NYSEG Dry Ice distribution as follows: (while supplies last)

a. Liberty Police Department (noon – 7pm)
b. White Lake Fire Department (noon-7pm)
c. Monticello Fire Department (1pm-7pm)
d. Lumberland Town Hall (2pm-4pm)
e. Village of Woodridge Municipal Hall
f. Neversink FD (5pm – exhausted)

2. Storm Helpline and Resources:
a. 2-1-1
b. Non-Emergency Trees Down Reporting 845-807-0877
c. NYS Helpline: 1-888-769-7243

3. Shelter(s)
a. Sullivan County Community College Fieldhouse, Loch Sheldrake, NY (Staffed by Red Cross)
b. Ted Stroebel Building (Jefferson St, Monticello)

4. Comfort Stations:

a. Forestburgh Fire Department (Shower, charging, water refill, warming, food)
b. Liberty Fire Department – till 6pm (warming, charging station) Tomorrow 9am-6pm also
c. Mamakating Town Park - till 11pm each day (Showers and warming)
d. Neversink Fire Department (Water refill, warming)
e. Lumberland Town Hall (8am-5pm)
f. Thompson Town Hall
g. Smallwood Fire Department
h. Liberty High School – 7am-7pm (Showers available bring your own supplies)
i. Sullivan West High School 4-8pm (Showers, bring your own supplies)
j. Sullivan West Elementary 5:30-8:30pm (Showers, bring your own supplies)
k. Liberty Town Library – 10am-4pm (Internet, heat)
l. Village of Woodridge Municipal Hall (Food, water, warming, dry ice)
m. Livingston Manor Library for internet and charging

5. Road Closures:

County Roads

i. CR 44 – Sackett Lake Rd / Town Forestburg
ii. CR 162 – Yankee Lake Rd / Town Mamakating

Town Roads

1. T/Fallsburg

a. Rose Rd
b. Old State Route 52
c. Hasbrouck Rd
d. Beaver Lane
e. Dryer Rd
f. Lippman Rd

2. V/Monticello

a. Starr Ave / Fraser Ave

3. T/Neversink

a. Benton Hollow Rd (Road passable -wires in roadway)
b. Mutton Hill Rd (Road passable – wires in roadway)

4. T/Callicoon

a. Poley Rd
b. Huber Rd
c. J.Young Rd
d. Stump Pond Rd

5. T/Liberty

a. Cold Spring Rd
b. Anderson Rd

6. T/Bethel

a. Burr Rd
b. Mueller Rd
c. Pucky Huddle Rd
d. Whitmore Rd
e. West Tusten (from Gabrial to Hemlock)
f. VanKuren (from S Eldridge to Orange)
g. Orange Ave (from Huntington to Markley)
h. Huntington (from Cliff to Orange to Circle Place)
i. Pine Grove Ext.
j. South Pocohontas Trl
k. Beaver Trl (from Sgt Brucher to Gina Lane)
l. Pocono Trl
m. Douglas Terrace
n. Pine Grove (from Bradley to W Mongaup Rd)
o. Pierce (from Pine Grove to Mitchell)
p. Cumberland (from Cascade to Bear Trl)
q. East Catskill (from Cascade to Woodland way)
r. Central (from Lake St to Maple)
s. Lake Shore (from Maple to Central)
t. Hartwood Rd
u. West Starlight
v. Hurd & Parks (from Rt 55 to John Bishop)

7. T/Forestburgh

a. North Rd
b. McCormick Rd
c. Plank Rd
d. Fair Rd
e. Hartwood Club Rd
f. Cross St
g. Rod & Gun Club Rd

8. T/Delaware

a. Kautz Rd

9. T/Fremont

a. Crowley Rd
b. Basket Rd
c. Glen Ellen Rd
d. Anawanda Lake View Rd
e. Greenthal Rd
f. Rasberry Park Rd
g. Johnston Rd

10. T/Lumberland

a. Smith Rd
b. Berme Church Rd
c. McDonald Rd
d. Elk Trl
e. Birch Rd

Public works and utilities crews are working together and diligently to get power restored. Power outages continue to be expected to be prolonged and last for several days. Regular updates will be provided throughout the day.”