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March 13th, 2017

Governor Cuomo Declares State of Emergency



ALBANY -In preparation for blizzard-like conditions tomorrow, Governor Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for all 62 New York counties. With heavy snow and dangerous conditions expected statewide, we are taking every precaution to keep New Yorker's safe.

The state is already prepared to aggressively clear roads, provide personnel and storm equipment as needed, and offer immediate assistance to communities across the state. The state urges residents to stay informed, avoid unnecessary travel, and motorist should be prepared for road closures around the state.

Heavy snow will begin early Tuesday morning and affect the morning rush hour, with whiteout conditions throughout the day. By the evening commute, there is strong potential for 16 to 20 inches of snow to have blanketed the state. Snowfall rates may reach 2 to 4 inches per hour at intermittent periods throughout the day, which will be exacerbated by gusty and potentially dangerous winds.

All residents should have the following items available:

  • Flashlight and extra batteries.
  • Battery-powered portable radio to receive emergency information.
  • Adequate supplies of food, water, and any essential medications.
  • First aid kit and supplies.
  • Extra blankets and sleeping bags.
  • Fire extinguisher and smoke detector – test to ensure they are working properly.

We strongly urge everyone to limit unnecessary travel on Tuesday, and if you must ‎drive, please plan ahead, be careful, and stay safe.



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