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Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has declared a State of Emergency.  She says the storm caused an unprecedented amount of damage to electrical infrastructure with an estimated 86% of all customers without power.  To enable resources to be effectively deployed, the Declaration will stay in effect for a period of up to 5 days.  NYSEG is working with local towns and villages to provide water and wet ice for distribution. Residents should contact their local municipality for distribution information. Each municipality will establish their own location and schedule.  Two comfort stations have been opened.  One is the former Butterfield Hospital site, the Friendship Center of Philipstown, and the other is the Knights of Columbus in Carmel.  Both facilities are open from 10 AM until 4 PM. Residents can use the facilities to cool down and recharge their phones and other electronic equipment.

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