State of Emergency Declared In Rockland County

Emergency Operations Center opens at 6 a.m. on Monday


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
  • Sheriff
  • Hospitals
  • Mental Health
  • Department of Health
  • General Services & MIS
  • Highways & Drainage
  • Public Transportation & Planning
  • Environmental Services / Parks
  • Sewer
  • Social Services
  • Purchasing
  • 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.

Orangetown    359-3700
Clarkstown      639-5800
Haverstraw     354-1500
Stony Point     786-2422
Ramapo          357-2400

Rockland County residents can receive emergency information by registering online at NY Alert, a statewide alert system or by calling 888-697-6972.

Concerned Worker October 29, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Does that mean the Sain Building in New City is closed? What about mental health personnel?
Anthony Lobasso October 29, 2012 at 03:19 PM
New Jersey,New York & now Rockland County declared State of Emergency. None of the three have informed the public what our limits are. If they have they have not made it well known. One example restriction might be road travel. Get with it. Have the media inform us. If they have not stated restrictions yet, what are they waiting for.
Bill October 29, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Where are shelters available? It will help to know before we lose power and the ability to get New City Patch
Sheryle Brown October 30, 2012 at 03:18 AM
I am sure you will probably have t get to work anyway or else use a vacation day. That is the way Vanderhoff operates -- He doesn't care about his employees' safety.


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