GOSHEN – Deputy County Executive Wayne Booth activated the County’s
Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 6 a.m. on Tuesday in response to
snowstorm hitting the region.
The EOC will remain activated until further notice.
A State of Emergency has been declared in Orange County and will remain
in effect from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Tuesday. The declaration prohibits non-essential travel on all county and local roads.
All county offices are closed on Tuesday and, unless specifically directed to, employees should not report for work.
safety of our residents is of paramount importance,” Booth said. “We
urge the public to stay off the roads during the storm and
to remain aware
of weather advisories. The County’s Emergency Management team will
continue to monitor the storm and provide residents with any important
The County’s EOC is the
central point of administration for all public safety
emergencies. Along with Booth, Orange County Commissioner of Emergency
Services Brendan Casey and Deputy Commissioners Craig Cherry and Alan
Mack are on site at the EOC monitoring the storm. Several
other agencies, including the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, State
Police, the State Department of Homeland Security Emergency Services,
American Red Cross, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Orange County
Department of Public Works, the County’s Medical Reserves
Corps and the State Department of Transportation are also present at
The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for Orange County, which is in effect until Tuesday evening.
to the National Weather Service, approximately 12 to 18 inches of snow
will accumulate in Orange County during the storm, which will be
accompanied by wind gusts as high as 40 mph.