Putnam County Officials are monitoring a large winter storm that is predicted to move into our area beginning with snow showers Sunday night, 2/1/15.  The storm will intensify in strength on Monday with strong gusty winds developing. Total snow accumulations are predicted to be 10" – 14". Ice accumulations of less than a tenth of an inch is possible. 
This combined with gusty winds throughout the day Monday will make travel extremely dangerous.
We will continue to monitor the progress of this storm and provide updates as needed.

Residents are urged to ensure that they are prepared.  Take time now to review your emergency plans which include; Food inventory including water and non-perishable foods; Supply of essential medications; Baby supplies including formula and diapers; Battery powered radio; Flashlights; Spare batteries; Charge cell phones; Spare fuel for snow blowers (always read and follow the manufacturer’s safety recommendations when using power equipment).

 The Red Cross has a Winter Storm Safety Checklist at: http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4240231_WinterStorms.pdf
 FEMA provides valuable information regarding emergency preparedness at: http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather

Audio Recording URL:  http://www.nyalert.gov/Public/DownloadAudio.aspx?parentid=4253983&type=3


NY-Alert Message Number — 143382296 ___