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11.14.2012 -- People and municipalities in Orange, Ulster, Sullivan and Putnam counties who suffered losses or damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy are now eligible for federal assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday.
They, and the nine other downstate disaster counties, have now all been approved both for FEMA individual assistance programs, so people can apply for grants for temporary housing or home repairs, uninsured property losses, and other programs; and for public assistance, which reimburses governments for some costs of emergency response services, debris removal and infrastructure repairs. To apply, call 1-800-621-FEMA, or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- and hearing-impaired; or online at www.disasterassistance.gov
11.8.2012 -- Warwick Valley High School will no longer be available as of today Thursday, November 8th for showers, drinking water or recharging of electronics.
11.8.2012 -- The Park Avenue Elementary School PTA Annual Veterans Day Celebration, originally scheduled for tomorrow, November 8, 2012 at 9:30 AM has been POSTPONED. New date: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 9:30 AM, PARK AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GYTMNASIUM. For further information, contact Jeanine Wadeson 986-2422.214.171.1242 -- ORANGE COUNTY ROADS BLOCKED IN PORTIONS AS OF 11.2.2012
11.7.2012 -- ORANGE COUNTY PREPARING FOR IMPENDING WINTER STORM
Some 4,000 residents still without power from Sandy
( GOSHEN , NY ) – Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana said that the County ispreparing for a winter coastal storm that is due to bring several inches of heavy, wet snow and moderate wind gusts to our region later this afternoon and evening, potentially bringing down trees and power lines in the County.
“With approximately 4,000 County residents still without power, our concern is for those families. We are in constant contact with our utility representatives urging them to work quickly to get them back on line.
The County’s emergency shelter located at 38 Seward Avenue in Middletown will remain open throughout the week for those families who are in need of a safe place due to ongoing power outages across Orange County .
My administration has been in touch with municipal officials providing them up-to-date information on the County’s plans regarding the storm, in addition to contacting our state and federal partners to coordinate emergency response if needed.
Just as the County has plans and procedures in place to respond to the storm, we ask that residents also take precautions to prepare and take note of important safety information available that may help them and their families during a weather event.
Severe weather causes traffic accidents, and I would urge residents to use caution when driving, and refrain from any unnecessary travel as periods of snow, sleet and freezing rain will cause slippery roads and limited visibility. Also, with less traffic on the roads, County Public Works will be able to clear roads faster, making them safer for everyone.
Please do not ever use a generator indoors, in homes, garages, basements, crawl spaces, and other enclosed or partially enclosed areas, even with ventilation. Opening doors and windows or using fans will not prevent carbon monoxide (CO) build-up in the home.
Also, remember to please stay away from any downed trees and wires, as energized wires may be intertwined in tree debris. Assume downed wires to be live and dangerous.
Only healthy individuals should shovel heavy, wet snow as this may pose a serious health risk.
Residents who are in need of assistance are encouraged to call 2-1-1 to receive information on the shelter and other health and human services needs. 2-1-1 has been operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to our residents who are in need of assistance.
The County’s Emergency Operation’s Center (EOC) is currently open on a limited basis.”
Stay tuned to the National Weather Service for updates www.weather.gov <http://www.weather.gov/>
NY-ALERT, New York State’s all-hazards alert and notification system is one of the best ways residents can receive emergency information. To subscribe for this free service, please visit www.nyalert.gov <http://www.nyalert.gov/> Those without internet access, may sign up for NY-ALERT by calling 1-888-697-6972.
For more information on Winter Safety Tips, please visit the NYS Office of Emergency Management at http://www.dhses.ny.gov <http://www.dhses.ny.gov/>