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County: Offices Closed All Week, Events Called Off

Officials say outage percentages in Brewster and Southeast were 80 and 56, respectively, as of Wednesday afternoon.

The Putnam County Emergency Management team sent the following to residents, via NY-Alert (the state's online communication system), Wednesday afternoon:

Headline: PUTNAM COUNTY STATE OF EMERGENCY REMAINS, POWER OUTAGES, OFFICES CLOSED FOR WEEK, COMFORT STATIONS OPEN IN TOWNS

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell reminds Putnam County residents that the County remains in a State of Emergency.

As of noon today, there were 115 roads closed in Putnam County and NYSEG and Central Hudson reported that of the 38,019 Putnam County customers, 34,087 or 80 percent are without power.  The breakdown by town is as follows:

     ·  Village of Brewster                                       80%
     ·  Carmel                                                        89%
     ·  Kent                                                            99%
     ·  Patterson                                                     93%
     ·  Putnam Valley                                             99%
     .  Philipstown                                                  31%
     .  Southeast                                                    56%


County Executive Odell also announces that Putnam County Government Offices will remain closed on Thursday, November 1st and Friday, November 2, 2012. All county scheduled functions, including meetings and events, are also cancelled until further notice. The closures are due to lingering widespread power outages and significant road closures.

Comfort Stations will remain open and we will continue to bring you the latest information as it becomes available.

  • County of Putnam, Putnam Valley Senior Center (117 Town Park Lane in Putnam Valley) and the William Koehler Senior Center (180 Route 6 in Mahopac) will be open from 8 a.m. through 9 p.m.
  • Town of Southeast and the Village of Brewster, in conjunction with United Cerebral Palsy (15 Mount Ebo Road South in Southeast), will be open from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m.
  • Town of Patterson, Patterson Recreation Center (65 Front Street in Patterson) will be open from 6:30 a.m. through 9 p.m.
  • Town of Philipstown, Philipstown Recreation Center (107 Glenclyffe Drive in Garrison) will be open from 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.
  • The Town of Carmel's comfort station will be open at Town Hall (60 McAlpin Avenue in Mahopac) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The Town of Kent's comfort station will be open at Town Hall (25 Sybil's Crossing in Kent Lakes) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Temple Beth Shalom's comfort station (760 Route 6 in Mahopac) will be open until 10 p.m.
  • Butterfield Memorial Library (10 Morris Avenue in Cold Spring)will open for usual business and comfort until 8:00 p.m.

The Putnam County Department of Health is announcing the cancellation of the Rabies Vaccination Clinic for this Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Brook Farm Veterinary Center in Patterson due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy. The clinic has been rescheduled for Nov. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell expressed that, "In this challenging time, it is requested that we remember to check in on friends and neighbors who may be in need of assistance and are unable to reach out for help. We want to thank the first responders, especially the highway departments, utility workers, fire departments, EMS staff, ambulance corps, police, Sheriff's Department and everyone who put the families of Putnam County residents before their own. Know that your county government is doing everything that it can to ensure the safety of its residents."

Ashley Tarr (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Brewster Public Library was closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday because of a power outage. Staff members are considering rescheduling events slated to take place in the next few days. Will update when I know more.
Ashley Tarr (Editor) November 01, 2012 at 05:16 PM
A user just emailed me, saying this: "In Patterson there are 2 locations where people can pick up dry ice and water. The Patterson Rec center and Scotty's Putnam Lake Wines and Liquors (74 Fairfield Dr)"
Patty Villanova November 01, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Why was a multi-national corporation allowed to purchase NYSEG several years ago? This is a company, Iberdrola, that has absolutely no concerns about what happens to the citizens of Putnam County, USA. I have heard from several employees that their policy is to do NO infrastructure repairs and that they wait till things break and THEN fix them. This is a total disgrace on the part of all public officials from former county exec Bondi, to every Congressman and woman who had a part in this, as well as the clowns who were on the county Legislature when this was allowed to happen. This is a total disgrace, yet nobody seems to care.

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