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Supervisor Declares State of Emergency for Town of Clarkstown

For Immediate Release

June 23, 2011


Supervisor Declares State of Emergency for Town of Clarkstown


(New City, NY) – Supervisor Alexander J. Gromack today declared a State of Emergency at 11:30am due to significant rainfall and severe flooding throughout the Town. 


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


New Hempstead Road and Main Street, New City

Newport Dr./Pascack Rd.

Old Mill (by the dam)

Jeffrey Court

Klein Ave.

Benson Ave.

Convent Rd. at the railroad

Ludvigh Rd//Spruce St./ Poplar St.

North Greenbush Road

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 for flooding. 


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