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COLUMBIA COUNTY DECEMBER 2008 ICE STORM. Columbia County hit with worst storm in over 20-years on December 11 – 12, 2008.

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1 COLUMBIA COUNTY DECEMBER 2008 ICE STORM

2 Columbia County hit with worst storm in over 20-years on December 11 – 12, 2008

3 A State of Emergency and Travel Ban Were Initiated on December 12, 2008

4 Final Restoration took over 7-Days APPROXIMATELY 70-PERCENT OF Utility Customers Without Service

5 Storm sparks fires, outages

6 Area of most intensity Central and Western Part of County Worst Affected

7 County Road Closures December 12, County Roads closed for 1-3 days 3-roads in Austerlitz 1-road in Cannan 1-road in V/O Chatham 5-roads in T/O Chatham 13-roads in Claverack 1-road in Clermont 4-roads in Copake 12-roads in Hillsdale Town Roads Impaired or Impassable 9-roads in Kinderhook 2-roads in Stockport 6-roads in Stuyvesant 3-roads in Taghkanic 16-roads in Ghent Approximately 40% of State, County and Town Roads Impassable or Impaired NYS Roads Impaired or Impassable Rt. 9J in Stuyvesant Rt. 9H in Kinderhook Rt. 9H in Ghent Rt. 66 in Ghent Rt. 203 Rt. 22 in Austerlitz Rt. 23 in Claverack Rt. 82 in Tachkanic Rt. 82 in Gallatin TSP from Rt. 23 south to County line 76-Town Roads Impaired or Impassable

8 Shelters and Warming Stations Established Throughout County Shelters and Warming Stations Established Throughout County Location of Shelters, Warming Stations and Distribution Centers Shelter Hudson Middle School Taghkanic Fire House Ichabod Crane High School Stuyvesant Town Hall Kinderhook Fire House Warming Stations Distribution Points Warming Stations Distribution Points New Lebanon Fire House Kinderhook Town Hall Stuvyesant Fire House Chatham Fire House Philmont Fire House Claverack Fire House Clermont Hwy Garage Gallatin Hwy Garage Germantown Youth & Activity Bldg Livingston Town Hall

9 Shelters keep victims warm

10 Shelters provide a place to gather and enjoy a warm meal

11 Columbia County EOC Opens 4:50 am Friday December 12, 2008 Columbia County Emergency Management Columbia County Board of Supervisors Columbia County Attorney’s Office Columbia County Highway Department Columbia County Emergency 911 Columbia County Emergency Medical Services Columbia County Health Department Columbia County Office for the Aging Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Columbia County Social Services American Red Cross NYS Troopers NYS Department of Transportation State Emergency Management Office National Grid NYSEG Central Hudson Columbia County Fire Coordinator Columbia County Treasurer’s Office City of Hudson Police Department A cross-section included the following: Columbia County Facilities Department Columbia County Solid Waste Department 14 County Departments / Agencies Were utilized to address Storm Effects Other Agency Involvement Included: Fairpoint Communicaltion Germantown Telephone Greene County Highway Department

12 County Organizes Response Through Emergency Operations Center Columbia County Emergency Operations Center Provided leadership and coordination throughout the ice storm event Held update meetings twice daily Facilitated the National Incident Management System (NIMS) to mitigate the effects if the incident Maintained up-to-date status reports for the condition of utilities and roadways Networked through other state agencies to obtain the critical services needed within Columbia County during the incident Coordinated the needs of other important service providers during the event, such as: Columbia County Emergency Management Services, Columbia County Fire Coordinator, Columbia County 911 and the American Red Cross.

13 Columbia County Department of Public Works Picked-up and distributed cots, blankets and pillows to shelters at moments notice Picked-up and distributed dry ice and water to shelters and distribution points Picked-up generators and supplies from SEMO throughout the week Coordinated the hook-up of a generator for a family with special health needs Entire Highway Department worked Saturday & Sunday clearing County roads Highway Department assisted Towns in the County with local road clean-up Made fuel available for municipalities and not-for-profit agencies during power outage Provided daily updates of road conditions in Columbia County Provided school districts with information they needed to make decisions Assisted municipal water / wastewater facilities with generator failures Assisted Taghkanic Fire House with their generator failure Assisted Town of Germantown with wastewater pump station failure

14 Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Conducted health and welfare checks for residents with special needs Provided traffic control for down power lines and unsignalized intersections Provided security at shelters and warming stations Provided communications Assisted utility companies Safeguarded road hazards

15 Office For The Aging 323 recipients of Home Delivered Meals were contacted Health and Welfare visits scheduled if no answer Staff delivered shelf stable meals to recipients

16 County extends State of Emergency, two school districts remain closed

17 Thousands of Pounds of Dry Ice and Gallons of Water were provided To Storm Bound Residents Consumable Commodities Distributed During the period 12/12/08 – 12/18/08 OrganizationDry Ice (pounds) Water (cases) NYSEG10, Nat’l Grid15,000 Central Hudson12,000 Wal-Mart - Pepsi Bottling 2,640 Columbia County1, Total38,6003,190

18 NYSEG, Central Hudson and National Grid offers dry ice and water at local points

19 The Financial Impact of the Storm to the County and Towns is Significant… And FEMA reimbursement is uncertain Cost Estimate County Agencies Total Estimated AgencyCost Highway$890,500 Solid Waste$203,000 Facilities$6,000 Office for the Aging$10,000 Health Department$4,000 Sheriff$33, $2,000 EOC$65,000 Pine Haven$5,000 DSS$2,000 BOS$3,000 Health Care Consortium$3,000 Total$1,226,500

20 Cost Estimates Local Municipalities MunicipalityCounty Estimate to compelte clean-up Towns Ancram$72,400 Austerlitz$145,076 Cannan$63,277 Chatham$366,358 Claverack$346,601 Clermont$52,416 Copake$71,656 Gallatin$260,694 Germantown$66,276 Ghent$376,034 Greenport$78,246 Hillsdale$189,882 Kinderhook$283,198 Livingston$207,522 New Lebanon$59,913 Stockport$85,882 Stuyvesant$103,723 Taghkanic$311,346 Subtotal Towns$3,140,500 Villages Village of Chatham$9,600 Village of Kinderhook$9,600 Village of Philmont$67,200 Village of Valatie$37,200 Subtotal Villages$123,600 City of Hudson$40,800 Total$3,304,900

21 Cost Estimates Fire Departments County Estimate ANCRAM$2,500 AUSTERLITZ DISTRICT$2,500 CANAAN$2,500 CHATHAM$7,500 CHURCHTOWN$2,500 CLAVERACK$10,000 CLERMONT$5,000 COPAKE$2,500 CRARYVILLE$2,500 EAST CHATHAM$2,500 GERMANTOWN$5,000 GHENT$2,500 GREENPORT$2,500 HILLSDALE$2,500 HUDSON$2,500 KINDERHOOK$62,500 LEBANON VALLEY PROTECTIVE$5,000 LIVINGSTON DISTRICT$5,000 MELLENVILLE$2,500 NIVERVILLE$12,800 NORTH CHATHAM$2,500 PHILMONT$5,000 RED ROCK$2,500 STOCKPORT$2,500 STOTTVILLE$2,500 STUYVESANT FALLS$2,500 STUYVESANT$11,500 TAGHKANIC$27,500 TRI-VILLAGE$8,500 VALATIE$2,500 WEST GHENT$2,500 Total$212,800

22 Cost Estimates Rescue Squads County Estimate Name Greenport RS$17,600 Chatham RS$13,200 Philmont RS$13,200 Copake RS$13,200 Northern Dutchess Paramedics$17,600 Valatie RS$13,200 Lebanon Valley Protective Assoc.$13,200 Total$101,200 $1700/day/RS for OT and backfilling positions only equipment and disposables = $500/day

23 DistrictCounty Estimate Chatham School$5,000 Ichabod School$15,000 Germantown School$5,000 Taconic Hills School$5,000 New Lebanon School$5,000 Hudson School$5,000 Berkshire Union$7,500 Hawthorn valley School$5,000 Questar$2,500 Columbia Greene Community College$5,000 Total$60,000 Cost Estimates School Districts

24 Cost Estimates Summary Cost Summary Sheet Columbia County Ice Event December 2008 Towns / Villages / City$3,304,900 County Agencies$1,226,500 Fire Departments$212,800 Rescue Squads$101,200 Schools$60,000 Non-for-Profits$36,500 Total$4,941,900

25 Columbia County EOC Closes 4:00 pm Friday December 18, 2008 A special thanks is given to all that participated: Columbia County Emergency Management Columbia County Board of Supervisors Columbia County Attorney’s Office Columbia County Highway Department Columbia County Emergency 911 Columbia County Emergency Medical Services Columbia County Health Department Columbia County Office for the Aging Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Columbia County Social Services Columbia County Fire Coordinator Columbia County Treasurer’s Office Columbia County Facilities Department Columbia County Solid Waste Department County Agencies

26 Columbia County EOC Closes 4:00 pm Friday December 18, 2008 A special thanks is given to all that participated: School Districts Hudson City School District Ichabod Crane School District Towns Town of Clermont Town of Gallatin Town of Germantown Town of Kinderhook Town of Stuyvesant Fire Departments Chatham Fire Department Claverack Fire Department Kinderhook Fire Department Livingston Fire Department New Lebanon Fire Department Philmont Fire Department Stuyvesant Fire Department Taghkanic Fire Department Ichabod Crane School District State Agencies NYS Department of Corrections NYS Department of OPRHP NYS Department of Transportation NYS Emergency Management Office NYS Police Other Agencies Greene County Highway Department Central Hudson National Grid NYSEG

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