County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef declared a State of Emergency in Rockland County beginning at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28 in advance of Hurricane Sandy and the possibility of sustained high winds, local flooding and loss of power in the county. A State of Emergency gives the county executive additional powers to effectively respond to an emergency. As of yet, no emergency orders have been issued.
Vanderhoef also ordered the opening of the Rockland County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Pomona at 6 a.m. on Monday. The EOC will remain open throughout the duration of the emergency. The following 18 departments and agencies will have personnel stationed at the center:
- Office of the County Executive
- Fire and Emergency Services
- Mental Health
- Department of Health
- General Services & MIS
- Highways & Drainage
- Public Transportation & Planning
- Environmental Services / Parks
- Social Services
- Office of Aging
- American Red Cross
- NYS Dept. of Transportation
Residents of sections of Stony Point and Piermont have been asked to evacuate due to the impending high winds, rain and tidal storm surge:
-Flood prone areas in the Village of Piermont
-Ba Mar Trailer Park, Grassy Point, and Beach Road in Stony Point
People who are relocating should consider staying with relatives and friends in a safe location as an alternative to the shelter.
Rocklanders are reminded to call 9-1-1 only in an actual emergency. Local police departments can provide information on their main telephone numbers.
Stony Point 786-2422
Rockland County residents can receive emergency information by registering online at NY Alert, a statewide alert system or by calling 888-697-6972.