State of Emergency Issued for Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, and Sullivan Counties
125 Members of the New York National Guard Deployed to Assist with Recovery Operations
Mobile Command Center en Route to Assist Department of Financial Service's Mission to Assist with Insurance Claims in Putnam Valley
Over 154,000 New Yorkers Without Power in the Affected Areas
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today toured storm damage in Putnam County and delivered a recovery update in response to several severe thunderstorms that occurred throughout Tuesday. At the height of the storm, over 200,000 utility customers were without power, mainly in the Mid-Hudson Region. The severe weather felled trees and power lines, damaged vehicles and homes, and resulted in at least two fatalities. As part of the recovery effort, the Governor has deployed 125 members of the New York National Guard and to further assist communities with recovery efforts. Currently, thousands of state and local personnel are on site in the affected areas with pre-deployed equipment to clear transportation corridors of debris and assess damage throughout the affected areas.