For Immediate Release
June 23, 2011
Supervisor Declares State of Emergency for Town of Clarkstown
NY) – Supervisor Alexander J.
Gromack today declared a State of Emergency
at 11:30am due to significant rainfall and severe flooding throughout the
A State of Emergency
gives the Supervisor broad powers to protect the public health and safety of
residents who may be affected by the flooding.
Under the State of Emergency,
the Supervisor directed all departments and agencies of the Town to take
whatever steps are necessary to protect life and property, public
infrastructure, and provide any necessary emergency assistance.
Residents should avoid traveling in the following areas of
the Town that are either currently flooded or are subject to flooding:
South Pascack Road (at the tunnel)
Rt. 303 (by the landfill)
Rt. 304 northbound at Congers Road
Road and Main
Street, New City
Newport Dr./Pascack Rd.
Old Mill (by the dam)
Convent Rd. at the railroad
Ludvigh Rd//Spruce St./ Poplar St.
Rt. 59 (in front of Palisades Mall)
Rt. 59 (in front of Nanuet Mall)
Rt. 59 (in front of Rockland Center)
Town facilities have also been impacted by the rain
including: Lake Nanuet Pool, which is closed until further notice; Central
Nyack Community Center basement is flooding but remains open; 3 pump stations,
two in Central Nyack and one in New City; and various sewer mains are
surcharged. The Town’s Office of
Emergency Management will continue to monitor the Hackensack River
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