I have issued a limited state of emergency beginning today, Monday, October 29, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. and remaining in effect until Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.
In conjunction with the County of Sullivan, Town of Fallsburg offices will close today at 12:00 p.m. and remain closed throughout the day on Tuesday. All essential employees will be required to report to their department heads as necessary. Any employee that has any questions should contact their supervisor for instructions.
Residents are strongly encouraged to remain safe and indoors. Weather reports indicate their will be substantial wind gusts and rain which may result in flooding. Power outages are expected. Please make sure that you have flashlights and plenty of potable water.
In order to make sure that road crews and emergency personnel can travel throughout the Town, RESIDENTS ARE STRONGLY URGED TO REMAIN OFF THE ROADS.
With the groundwater reservoir levels as high as they are, the Town of Fallsburg and it’s residents are more at risk for dangerous flooding with the projected rainfall beginning Sunday and forecasted to continue into next week.
While the models point to different paths, excessive rainfall may cause the Neversink River to rise and could cause flooding throughout the river corridor over the course of the storm.
We have prepared for this storm to the best of our ability. Now we ask that residents pitch in and help as well by staying indoors, safe and out of harm’s way.
We are asking that residents remain off the the roads in order to allow official and emergency personnel to get through to residents that require emergency assistance.
We will continue to monitor the situation as the storm enters our region. Residents are urged to call the Fallsburg Police at 434-4422 or dial 911 in an emergency.
Twitter will also be updated by Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau throughout the storm, follow him at: @CntyMgrFanslau
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Contact the Fallsburg Police Department at 845-434-4422 or simply dial 911 for any emergency issues that arise.
Be Smart: Please stay home and keep your family safe during this storm.