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Village, Town Open 'Comfort Station'

In light of Hurricane Sandy, the Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Association building will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Other facilities scattered throughout Putnam will also welcome residents.

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

  • Putnam County Transit and Para-Transit remain suspended until futher notice.
  • 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 as "Comfort Stations" only. The "Comfort Stations" are setup to provide residents with heat and electricity. The Putnam Valley and Koehler Center's hours are Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 a.m. through 9 p.m. Further details will be provided as the storm progresses.
  • The Putnam County Meals-on-Wheels and Senior Transportation remains suspended until further notice.
  • Interstate 84 East at the Connecticut/Brewster border has been closed by the Connecticut State Officials.
  • Town of Southeast and Village of Brewster the United Cerebral Palsy Association (15 Mount Ebo Road South in Southeast) will be providing a Comfort Station tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 30) from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. UCP is located at 15 Mt. Ebo Road South (at Doansburg Road). Heat and electricity is available for residents.
  • The Town of Kent Police Station will be available to charge phones and computer on Tuesday.
  • Philipstown is anticipating that all municipal departments will be open Tuesday (weather permitting) and the recreation center is available for heat and electricity.
  • New York Courts located in Putnam County will be closed on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

Click here for more information on Hurricane Sandy, and the impact in Putnam. Click here to learn more about NY-Alert, which requires individuals to register.

And don't forget to shate updates (cancellations, downed trees, outages, etc.) and weather-related photos! You can leave them here, or email Ashley.Tarr@Patch.com.

Kathleen Nazarenko October 30, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Where is dry ice available, please?
Ashley Tarr (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Hi Kathleen! Apologies for the delay-Internet issues. Dry ice will be available to Brewster/Southeast residents starting at 7 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) at HVCPA (15 Mount Ebo Road South). First come first served.

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