The Cold Spring Fire Company No.1 is ready and prepared for Hurricane Sandy. Our Headquarters will be manned throughout the event, and our Chief has been in regular contact with County Executive O’Dell, and the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services. As of right now we are hoping for the best but prepared for the worst.
Hurricane Sandy is an extremely powerful storm and we want to remind you to keep away from downed trees and power lines. There is a high risk of significant flooding in our area and you should avoid these areas at all costs. Be extremely cautious of fast moving water, it can move a car with as little as 6 inches of water and sweep your feet from out under you. If possible avoid the use of candles and if you leave a room with a candle make sure you blow it out. Never use outdoor cooking equipment indoors such as gas or charcoal grills. They pose an extreme fire hazard and can give off deadly carbon monoxide gas.If using a generator, make sure it is away from your home and the exhaust is away from open windows. This too can produce deadly carbon monoxide gas.Some helpful preparation tips:• Pay close attention to weather advisories and storm warnings;• Have a telephone that does not require an electric outlet to operate;• Charge cell phones, or have a car cell phone charger;• Keep a flashlight and fresh batteries handy; • Have a battery-powered radio to keep informed of restoration efforts;• Stock water and packaged or canned foods that do not require refrigeration or cooking. Be sure to have a non-electric can opener;• Ensure adequate supplies of prescription medications, cash and other necessities;• Refuel vehicles and ensure that they are in good working condition; • Know how to manually open automatic garage doors; • Have a plan to check on vulnerable neighbors or family members;Please stay safe. Firefighters will be manning the firehouse during the storm. If you have any questions, please contact the firehouse at 845-265-9241.
As of now Cold Spring is expected to be impacted by a multi-day wind and rain event. There currently is minor flooding along the Hudson River with high tide occurring at 12:35pm. We expect there to be further flooding, possibly severe, occurring throughout the event. For full high tide schedules click here.
Be prepared and stay safe.