County Executive Pat Ryan declared a State of Emergency due to severe thunderstorms, blocked roadways and over 10,000 households currently without power throughout Ulster County
Areas hardest hit were the City of Kingston, Hurley, Marbletown, Esopus and the Town of Ulster
Ulster County activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to manage storm impacts and the Cooling Center in the City of Kingston
KINGSTON, N.Y. - Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan has declared a weather-related state of emergency for Ulster County today while urging all residents to avoid any unnecessary travel particularly in areas hardest hit: the City of Kingston, Hurley, Marbletown, Esopus and the Town of Ulster. County Executive Ryan said Emergency Services reported blocked roadways and over 10,000 households are currently without power. Ulster County activated its Emergency Operations Center last night during the storm, and will continue to monitor the situation, assess storm damage, and manage incident response. Ulster County Department of Public Works road crews are mobilized to support the clean up. Additionally, Central Hudson currently has approximately 150 crew members working to restore services with another 60 mutual crews arriving around noon. Ulster County is activating the Cooling Center in the City of Kingston.
“With severe thunderstorms last night causing extensive damage, including tree limbs down, roadways blocked, and power outages, I am declaring a State of Emergency in Ulster County,” Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan said. “I have committed county resources to provide critical emergency services and to clear our roadways safely and efficiently. Additionally, we have activated our Emergency Operations Center and are working closely with local officials to respond to storm impacts. Given the dangerous conditions, I am encouraging all residents to stay off of the roads. I want to thank all of our emergency responders who are working non-stop to keep our roads clear and our residents safe.”
The State of Emergency means that vehicular traffic on the County road system, particularly in the City of Kingston, Hurley, Marbletown, Esopus and the Town of Ulster shall be limited to essential service and emergency vehicles. The Executive Order shall take effect at 8:00 a.m. on July 14, 2022 and shall remain in effect until 8:00 a.m. on July 15, 2022.
County Executive Ryan spoke last night directly with Governor Kathy Hochul and the State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services is embedded with the Emergency Operations Center.
Ulster County Cooling Center Location
2nda Iglesia La Mision Church
80 Elmendorf St., Kingston NY 12401
To view Central Hudson’s outage map and timeframe for power restoration, please visit https://outagemap.cenhud.com/.
For non-emergency related questions, please call the Ulster County Service Center at 845-443-8888.