Storm Information & Updates

Update: Tuesday, October 31, 2012 – 11:00am

Sanitation and transit services have resumed.  The City’s waterfront parks (Waryas and Kaal Rock Parks) have now reopened.

The Beacon High School shelter has been closed.  Power outage information can be obtained through Central Hudson.

Update: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 – 12:00pm

City Updates Residents After Storm

The City of Poughkeepsie has closed its waterfront parks (Waryas and Kaal Rock Parks) until further notice due to weather related issues. City sanitation and transit services will resume on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

Those seeking a shelter should follow the County LOOP bus system’s B-bus schedule to travel to Beacon High School (101 Matteawan Road, Beacon, NY).  This shelter will be opened for at least the rest of today.  Please follow the county’s website at www.dutchessny.gov or call the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for more information throughout the day.

Mayor John C. Tkazyik said, “I would like to thank all City and emergency workers for their hard work and dedication during this storm.  I would also like to express my appreciation to residents for their cooperation.  Early preparedness allowed for smooth operation during the height of the storm, reduced property damage, and increased public safety.”

Update: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 – 11:00am

Bus Service to Beacon High School Storm Shelter

LOOP will take people today from Main Street & Market Street to the storm shelter at Beacon High School.  Please refer to the B bus schedule.  Tell the driver that you are going to the Beacon H.S. Shelter.  If someone asks to go to the shelter and does not have the fare, the person will be transported for free and the driver will make a note of the number of passengers who did not pay the fare.   The general fare to Beacon is $1.75.  Seniors, students, veterans and people with disabilities pay $.75 one way.

LOOP B Bus Schedule:

http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/MassTransit/looprtbmonfri.pdf

Update: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 – 10:00am

Updates from the Dutchess County Emergency Operations Center can be found at: http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/QuickLinks/17006.htm

Effective immediately and until further notice, all City of Poughkeepsie waterfront parks are closed to the public due to flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Fallen line or other hazardous condition reporting:

Central Hudson Gas & Electric: http://www.cenhud.com

If you see a downed power line or other potentially hazardous condition involving electrical equipment, stay away from the area. The ground around downed or low hanging power lines as well as surrounding objects such as fences could be energized. Call Central Hudson immediately at 1-800-527-2714 to make a report.

The Central Hudson Storm Center Power Outage Map can be found here: http://stormcentral.cenhud.com/default.aspx

Dry Ice and Water Distribution Locations

The following dry ice and water distribution locations and times have been established for Tuesday, October 30, 2012:

  • Newburgh Home Depot, 1220 Route 300, Newburgh NY 12550   11 a.m. through 6 p.m.
  • Fishkill Home Depot at the Dutchess Mall, 450 Route 9, Fishkill NY 12524  11 a.m. through  6 p.m.
  • Eltings  Corners Central Hudson facility, Corner of Route 299 and South St, Town of Lloyd, 12528 (directly opposite Lowe’s Home Improvement Store)        11  a.m.   through 6 p.m.
  • Accord  Fire Department, 22 Main Street, Accord, NY 12404  12 noon through 6 p.m.
  • Poughkeepsie Home Depot, 3470 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 (across from Marist College)   12 noon through  6 p.m.
  • Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock NY 12498  12 noon through 6 p.m.

Update: Monday, October 29, 2012 – 2:45pm

Status updates on the weather can be obtained from the Dutchess County website (www.dutchessny.gov). Information regarding storm shelters, transportation to the shelters, and other storm related issues in Dutchess County will be available by calling 211 (www.hudson211.org).

People who reside in areas affected by past hurricanes and tropical storms have the potential of being at risk of flooding during this storm.

Latest weather models show the storm will bring damaging winds and rain to the area today and tomorrow.  Residents should be prepared for possible flooding, power outages, and other storm-related damages.  The City of Poughkeepsie will be utilizing extra staff to deal with storm issues and are asking residents to refrain from placing leaves on curbs and to clean all storm drains located near your property of leaves and debris in an effort to alleviate flooding.

Please ensure that you secure all lawn furniture, equipment, etc. that could become airborne during the storm.  Should you experience flooding or have any other storm-related matters, please call 845-485-3330.  Only life-threatening emergencies shall be placed through 911.

Update: Monday, October 29, 2012 – 9:30am

Due to Hurricane Sandy, the following services are suspended:

  • Transfer Station: Closed on Monday, October 29
  • Bus Service: Suspended on Tuesday, October 30
  • Sanitation & Garbage Pick-up: Suspended on Tuesday, October 30
    • Please remove trash cans and bins from the curb and secure them from wind.

Update: Friday, October 26, 2012 – 3:30pm

Today, Mayor Tkazyik met with his emergency response team in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to hit the City sometime Monday.  Latest weather models show the storm has the potential to bring damaging winds and heavy rain to the area.  Residents should be prepared for possible flooding, power outages, and other storm-related damages.  The City of Poughkeepsie will be utilizing extra staff to deal with storm issues and are asking residents to refrain from placing leaves on curbs and to clean all storm drains located near your property of leaves and debris in an effort to alleviate flooding.

Please ensure to secure all lawn furniture, equipment, etc. that could become airborne during the storm.  Should you experience flooding or have any other storm-related matters, please call 845-485-3330.  Only life-threatening emergencies shall be placed through 911.

People who reside in areas affected by past hurricanes and tropical storms have the potential of being at risk of flooding during this storm.

Bus and sanitation services could be impacted next week.

Mayor Tkazyik will hold another storm preparedness meeting on Monday or sooner, if required, at which time an update will be available as storm predictions are revised.

“As we have done in the past for storms such as Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, the City has begun early preparations for the impending storm.  We ask the public to do the same.  Some early steps can help to reduce potentially dangerous situations.  Removing leaves from the gutter and tying down loose objects are critical,” said Mayor Tkazyik.

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