Sandy Prep: Chenango County State of Emergency Lifted

Sandy Prep: Chenango County State of Emergency Lifted

October 30, 2012 Updated Oct 30, 2012 at 5:43 AM EDT

(Media Release)
Board of Supervisors Chairman Lawrence Wilcox has rescinded the State ofEmergency for Chenango County, thus lifting the “Road Closures”. All roadways in Chenango County will reopen at 0500 hours on Tuesday, October30, 2012.

Chenango County was not hit as hard as anticipated with strong winds associated with Hurricane Sandy. While other parts of New York State and surrounding States were struck with damaging winds, excessive rainfall, stormsurge along the coast line and even snow, our area escaped much of the damage.

Some residents are still without electricity, but NYSEG has been
working through the night restoring power in affected areas.
At this time NYSEG reports only 103 customers are still without electricity in Chenango County. This is down considerably when at times during the storm, outage numbers neared 280 residences in Chenango County. The Emergency Operations Center is no longer activated.

As a reminder, residents are encouraged to sign up for free road closure, weather and emergency alerts at: www.nyalert.gov.
People are also reminded not to drive into areas of standing water. Also, if you live near a creek, stream, or a drainage that's running full be ready to move at a moment's notice.

Finally, assume any power assume any power line that you see down on the ground is live and stay away from it.

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