Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Governor Cuomo Tours Storm Damage in Putnam County and Issues Recovery Update

Earlier today, Governor Andrew Cuomo 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 Valley 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.

More information is available here.

Source: The Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

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