Friday, March 05, 2010
(Monticello) – County Manager David Fanslau today issued a letter to Governor
David A. Paterson requesting that the governor issue a State declaration and
request a federal disaster declaration related to the Blizzard of 2010 that
affected Sullivan County the last week of February. “During the course of 72
hours, some areas of our County realized snow accumulations in excess of 4.5
feet, and as a result extensive resources had to be expended in order to ensure
the safety and comfort of our citizens” said Fanslau.
weekend, February 26 - 28, approximately 120 members of Sullivan County’s snow
removal crews put in up to 50 hours of overtime in 3 days. As a result of the
storm, the County, Towns and Villages have spent a total of $439,000.00 to date
in cleanup efforts, which far exceeds our County’s cost threshold of $242,000 to
receive emergency aid”, Fanslau added.
Hudson Valley as a whole received severe damage and power outages from the
Blizzard of 2010, and the cost of cleanup for this storm is not a cost that our
County can afford during such difficult economic times. I implore you to do
whatever is within your power to issue the State Declaration of Emergency and to
secure federal aid for the local municipalities that we serve,” concluded
more information about this press release, please contact David Fanslau, County
Manager, at 845-807-0450.