DC Emergency Operations Center - Sunday, 11AM Update
Sunday, August 28th 11AM Update
Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus provided the following information from the County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) following the 10:15am briefing.
Additional agencies now in the Emergency Operations Center:
· New York State Office of Emergency Management officials as well as FEMA officials are now co-located at the County’s Emergency Operations Center.
· FEMA has its new state-of-the-art Mobile Communications Vehicle on site at the Emergency Operations Center.
· Over 400 calls to the 911 center from 12am to 10am Sunday. Most calls reporting flooding, with increasing calls reporting downed power lines.
Dutchess County Sheriff Office update:
· Dive team and boats have been staged in Amenia, Pleasant Valley and Wappinger to assist in any necessary rescue or evacuation operations.
Dutchess County Public Works update:
· Some county roads closed, due to flooding and/or downed power lines.
NYS Department of Transportation update:
· Minor flooding being reported in various areas including Route 44 in the Town of Washington/Pleasant Valley area and NYS Route 376 in the area of Airport Drive in Wappinger.
Central Hudson update:
· In addition to the Central Hudson crews, additional resources are being pulled into the area including:
· Major restoration will be taking place early tomorrow morning (Monday).
River and Creek levels:
American Red Cross:
Dutchess Medical Reserve Corp (MRC):
Residents are also reminded to call 9-1-1 ONLY in the event of an emergency. Storm information including reports of power outages, shelter information, dry ice inquiries and other storm related questions should be directed to 2-1-1 or local media and utility websites. Information will also be available on the County’s social media pages including Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dutchess-County-Government/73646813346 and Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/DutchessCoGov.
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