Thursday, March 8, 2018




National Guard called in to assist Rockland in storm relief

NEW CITY – The New York National Guard is sending members to Rockland County to aid in the storm relief. Their primary mission will be to assist in removal of downed trees.

On Wednesday evening there was “a significant change in the storm where many trees came down,” said Rockland County Executive Edwin Day. “These trees are proving extremely problematic to snow removal and power restoration.”

Orange and Rockland Utilities is reaching out to Local 17 and Local 754 to have union members provide site safety; freeing up law enforcement and volunteer firefighters currently handling those functions.

“The goal here is to get the lights turned back on for our residents as quickly as possible,” said Day.



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