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State and Local Government Agencies to Hold Monday News Conference on Storm Preparations in Schoharie County

Contact:
Steve Ramsey
(800) 724-0309
steve.ramsey@nypa.gov


October 29, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State of New York | Executive Chamber
Andrew M. Cuomo | Governor
For Immediate Release: October 28, 2012

***MEDIA ADVISORY***
***FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY***
OCTOBER 29, 2012

STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO HOLD MONDAY NEWS CONFERENCE ON STORM PREPARATIONS IN SCHOHARIE COUNTY


The preparations in Schoharie County for the possibility of extreme weather from Hurricane Sandy will be highlighted at a news conference on Monday morning at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center in North Blenheim.

Ranking officials of the Schoharie County Emergency Management Office, the Schoharie County Planning and Development Agency, NYPA, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection will highlight the coordinated efforts to safeguard the public and protect property in the event of high water and flood conditions. Area elected officials are also expected to participate in the briefing, which will include safety advice for the public.

EVENT: News Conference on Preparations for Hurricane Sandy

DATE: Monday, October 29

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

LOCATION: Blenheim-Gilboa Project Visitors Center

State Route 30
North Blenheim 12131
http://www.nypa.gov/vc/BG/bgvcvisit.htm

CONTACTS: Steve Ramsey, NYPA
(518) 469-4998
1-800-724-0309
steve.ramsey@nypa.gov

Schoharie County Emergency Management Office
518-295-2276
emo@co.schoharie.ny.us

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Additional news available at www.governor.ny.gov
New York State | Executive Chamber | press.office@exec.ny.gov | 518.474.8418

 


About NYPA:

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