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Press Release: Supervisor Issues Local Emergency Order Calling For Mandatory Evacuation of Certain Neighborhoods South of Lake DeForest Reservoir

For Immediate Release

August 27, 2011

SUPERVISOR ISSUES LOCAL EMERGENCY ORDER CALLING FOR MANDATORY EVACUATION OF CERTAIN NEIGHBORHOODS SOUTH OF THE LAKE DEFOREST RESERVOIR

(New City, NY) - Supervisor Alexander Gromack, the Chief Executive Officer of the Town of Clarkstown, declared a State of Emergency effective at 12:00 noon on August 27, 2011, to remain in effect until 12:00 noon on September 1, 2011.  New York State Executive Law also provides that in the event of a Local State of Emergency, the Supervisor may issue Local Emergency Orders relating to the health safety and welfare of the public, including, but not limited to the designation of specific zones within which the use and occupancy of buildings is prohibited.

Based on reliable data from various sources Town Officials have determined that certain neighborhoods south of the Lake DeForest Reservoir in the Town of Clarkstown may suffer catastrophic flooding as a result of the predicted rainfall associated with Hurricane Irene.

At approximately 8:00 p.m. on August 27th, the Supervisor issued Local Emergency Order 1-2011, which calls for the mandatory evacuation of the following areas:

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  All residents and businesses located within the area bounded to the North by Old Mill Road, West Nyack; to the West by Strawtown Road, West Nyack; to the South by Route 59 and to the East by the CSX Railway;

SPECIFIC STREETS AFFECTED:

Old Mill Road (from Strawtown Rd. to Snake Hill Rd)

Jeffrey Court

Hunter Place

Louise Drive

Adele Road

Sable Court

West Street

Theresa Drive

Klein Avenue

Benson Avenue

Phillips Lane

Fulton Avenue

West Nyack Road (from Strawtown Road to Western Highway)

Strawtown Road (East Side from Old Mill Road to Route 59)

Residents are ordered to evacuate as soon as possible, but no later than 11:59 p.m.   Residents may take shelter at Rockland Community College located at 145 College Road, Suffern or Nyack High School located at 360 Christian Herald Road, Upper Nyack.

A copy of the Local Emergency Order and a map of the affected area are attached.  The Town will be holding a press conference at 9:30pm at the Clarkstown Police Department, 20 Maple Avenue, New City.

 

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