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LETTER FROM SENATOR BALL: OCTOBER SNOW STORM
By Greg Ball
Posted by Greg Ball on Sunday, October 30th, 2011
Last night, the entire Hudson Valley Region was hit with an unusual, late October snowstorm that dropped over a foot of snow in many areas across the region. The incredible weight from the heavy snow and ice caused many trees to fall, and in many cases, they fell on power lines, causing widespread power outages across the region.
A state of emergency has been put in place for in thirteen New York Counties including; Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties.
As of 12:15 AM, October 30th, NYSEG is reporting the following power outages by county:
Putnam County: 32,103
Dutchess County: 11,462
Westchester County: 30,011
Below, I have provided a list of important information that can be used to contact a wide range of resources including my office. As more information becomes available, I will provide updates via my Website at http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/greg-ball and my Facebook and Twitter pages.
Con Edison: 1-800-75-CONED
Central Hudson Gas and Electric: (845) 452-2700
National Grid: (718) 643-4050
Emergency Service Providers:
The American Red Cross of Mid Hudson Valley: (845) 471-0200
Dutchess County Sheriff’s Department: (845) 486-3800
Putnam County Sheriff’s Department: (845) 225-4300
Westchester County Emergency Services Center: (914) 231-1900
Many of our major roadways including Route 84 and the Taconic Parkway have been covered by fallen trees, making them very dangerous for driving. Please be safe during this storm and please stay off the roads to allow our first responders and the power companies to work to restore power and to respond to emergencies throughout our region.
Senator Greg Ball
New York State Senator, 40th Senate District
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security