Albany County Executive Declares State of Emergency
Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy has declared a State of Emergency effective immediately [PDF*].
"We are prepared," said McCoy. "Declaring a State of Emergency enables me to tap into every resource necessary should Hurricane Sandy hit us harder than anticipated. I encourage people to be safe and stay off the roads. Travel may become more difficult as the heavy winds and rain move in."
Noted below, United Way 2-1-1 has extended to 24/7 operations. All shelter information, emergency contact information and health and human services issues that arise can be addressed by dialing 2-1-1 from any cell phone or land line in Albany County.
To report power outages: If you are a National Grid customer, call (800) 867-5222. If you are a Central Hudson Gas & Electric customer, call (845) 452-2700 or (800) 527-2714. Customers of Green Island Power Authority (GIPA) should call 273-2401.
Update on 2-1-1 hours: With the changing hurricane report of the Albany County area, 2-1-1 will be open 24/7.
Make sure you are ready and go to my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/McCoyAlbanyCountyExec for the latest preparedness updates.