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October 29th, 2012

Schools Closed for Second Day

GOSHEN– Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana today signed Executive Order No. 7 today as part of the County’s emergency response plan in anticipation to Hurricane Sandy’s arrival. 

“Orange County will see the highest winds later tonight into the evening hours,” said County Executive Diana.  “With the potential of downed trees and wires, extended power outages, and road closures it is best for County residents to stay home and to be safe.”

The Executive Order directs the following for Tuesday, October 30:

·         All public schools (pre-K through high school) in Orange County will be closed

·         All private schools (pre-K through high school) in Orange County will be closed

·         SUNY Orange campuses in Middletown and Newburgh will be closed

·         County buildings will be closed to the public

·         County employees, except “essential,” are directed not to report to work after 7:00 am

·         Including County DMV offices and County Jail visitation 

·         All County parks and recreational facilities will be closed

·         County, city, village and town courts in Orange County will be closed

·         Emergency Applications  will be heard at the Emergency Services Center

22 Wells Farm Road in Goshen. 


“My office will revisit these directives on a daily basis as more information becomes available to us about the storm’s impact,” said Diana.  


County residents are advised to call 2-1-1 or the New York State information line at 1-888-769-7243 for questions about the Hurricane Sandy.

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