State of Emergency Declared in Town of Hancock

By Suzanne Proulx

State of Emergency Declared in Town of Hancock

November 1, 2012 Updated Nov 1, 2012 at 3:42 PM EDT

Town of Hancock, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Town of Hancock declared a State of Emergency effective November 1.

Due to prolonged power outages within the town the State of Emergency was declared.

According to the media release:
This emergency will allow the Town of Hancock to share sen ices with NYSEG and the Hancock Telephone Company for the removal of trees and debris that are delaying the necessary repair work to restore electric to areas in the Town of Hancock that have been interrupted.
This situation threatens public safety. This State of Emergency has no impact on travel.

This State of Emergency will remain in effect until rescinded by subsequent order. As Chief Executive of the Town of Hancock, I, Samuel N. Rowe Jr., exercise the authority given under section 24 of the New York State Executive Law, to preserve the public safety and hereby render all required and available assistance vital to security, well-being, and health of the citizens of this Town. I hereby direct all departments and agencies o1the Town of Hancock to take whatever steps necessary to protect life and property, public infrastructure, and provide such emergency assistance deemed necessary.

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