Sunday, October 30, 2011

Storm update

Good morning
Snowfall totals vary greatly; some of the highest totals are in southeast Ulster (Marlboro, Lloyd, New Paltz, etc).
Here is a brief look at power outages:
NYSEG - 5,343 customers in Ulster County, 2,197 are out of power
CHG&E - 87,947 customers in Ulster County, 23,692 are out of power
Other general information from Central Hudson
Company wide there are 148,000 customers without power (35,000 in Orange and over 75,000 in Dutchess)
13 transmission lines are down
100 line crews from Tennessee are due in tonight
Today's beautiful weather will allow restoration efforts to move forward at a good pace.
There will be a regional shelter established at SUNY New Paltz in the Health and Wellness Center. This shelter will open at noon today under the leadership of the American Red Cross. Anyone wishing to stay at the shelter should bring their own pillows, blankets and toiletries. As stated previously, we must utilize the regional approach to sheltering.
Dry ice information can be found at the Central Hudson web site.