National Guard To Meet In Rockland On Friday

1,000 troops will meet in Suffern


Update: noon Friday

The morning 7 a.m. meeting was canceled. At a Nyack Village meeting Friday morning, Village Trustee Mary Lorenzini said that she was told the National Guard will be coming in Friday night


One thousand members of the National Guard will be in Rockland Friday for at least two meetings.

The National Guard will have 1,000 members meeting with Orange & Rockland Utilities Friday in groups of 500, one group meeting at 7 a.m. and the other at 7 p.m. O&R will brief the troops on the situation locally. Both meetings will take place at the Crowne Plaza in Suffern, where O&R has 100 rooms booked for workers, according to Robert Wilson, the hotel’s general manager.

Wilson said it might get a little crowded Friday morning, as 7 a.m. is also usually when all the O&R workers at the hotel head out for the day. He said he hasn’t heard how the National Guard units are arriving, where they will be working or what they’ll be doing.

Gregg November 01, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Now Clem wants people to give money to station
Gregg November 01, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Steve work LIKE anyone Else who cares about your shed & what was in it
Gregg November 01, 2012 at 11:59 PM
It is called earing a living
Angelo Garzia November 02, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Upper Nyack lives a 101 year old Lady named Mrs. Elennor Connolly who has no heat or electric and needs help. PLEASE get electric to mountain rd. and Hudsonview. Help a senior who never has asked for anything in her life. God Bless my Mother-in-Law ....
Mary Hoehmann November 02, 2012 at 12:52 AM
Why is there are huge tree; entangled with several electric lines, blocking both lanes of NYS Route 9W in Congers, a major truck route, leaving only a narrow shoulder of passage, five days after the storm, still down? Still blocking the road. We knew this storm was coming. Our elected officials said they were prepared! I'd hate to see them unprepared!
Watchdog November 02, 2012 at 01:19 AM
OBAMA s in Las Vegas campaigning. Sandy appears worse than Katrina yet the President choose to campaign? WHERE IS FEMA? This is unthinkable!!!!
Watchdog November 02, 2012 at 01:21 AM
Where is Frankie Sparaco?
Mary Hoehmann November 02, 2012 at 01:29 AM
If we were prepared, why isn't there gasoline and diesel fuel in reserve? I thought we had all this extra help coming in from different parts of the country. My condo is in a dead end street in Haverstraw. 112 families ere have been without power. WTF! I haven't seen one utility truck working in my neighborhood, but I'm sure my bill will be on time!
James November 02, 2012 at 01:47 AM
You are right Mary, Jimi,Garneville
James November 02, 2012 at 01:58 AM
Wink wink
RJ November 02, 2012 at 02:43 AM
President Bush was tortured over Katrina. Turn about is fair play. The White House knew Sandy was coming. What did they do to lessen the impact?
Watchdog November 02, 2012 at 02:55 AM
OBAMA is in Las Vegas campaigning ( lots of unions in LV) he forgot to call FEMA when he was in New Jersey?????
X November 02, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Well said Mary Hoehmann!
X November 02, 2012 at 04:28 AM
Why is Joel Epstein Clarkstown's Community Liaison? I had the displeasure of speaking with him today about the blocked roads. He is unprofessional in his approach and evasive. He tries to avoid answering simple questions with inane responses and disrespectful jokes. He is making a horrible situation worse for the people of this community.
James November 02, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Mary, contact me please !!! Jimi
James November 02, 2012 at 11:12 AM
Hi Mary, Send me an e mail please
NY Mom November 02, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Why are trees still blocking roads? Because there were trees knocked down everywhere, it takes time to clean up the mess. Why is the power still out? Because they have to repair all of the sub-stations, transmission stations and more that we're lighting up the sky Mon night when they blew up everywhere. I don't have power, it is a major inconvenience, but they can't just snap their fingers and fix this mess. It takes time even when working around the clock.
Scott Walters November 02, 2012 at 01:35 PM
This is becoming an embarrassment. ANd worse, it is becoming sad, on so many levels. And NBC is putting on a feel good telethon for people who can't even watch. have no issues with having a telethon for the victims, many of the local, of the storm earlier this week. The timing and the placement on television of the event is very suspect. The telethons after 9/11 and Katrina took place a full week and a half after each event, not four days. The other telethons were on all networks, practically making every channel a telethon channel. THis event is only on the NBC family of networks and is four days after the storm. The other networks are not a part of this and NBC is going to take all the glory for doing this. Of course, if we waited until next Friday, it would be AFTER the election. Coincidence. I report, you decide.
Smitty Chesterfield November 02, 2012 at 02:21 PM
county legislator Frank Sparaco was recently hired as constituent services, clarkstown highway dept., at $75,000 for 25 hrs per week. Has anyone spoken with him? I hope he's earning his (your) money.
Clemona November 02, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Not to worry RJ. My supervisor St. Lawrence just assured us that the Feds are "Engaged"
suzanne penn November 02, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Why has nobody been to ridge road in valley cottage? A double yellow line street with one private road getting residnets in and out bc of down lines and trees! What is going on? Where is everyone??
Robert Guttman November 03, 2012 at 01:39 PM
In answer to your question, most of the gas stations actually do have fuel in their tanks, but they don't have any electricity, so their pumps don't work. The few that do have electricity, and can pump it, quickly run out. So it isn't simply a question of having the fuel stocks in reserve, you also have to have the facilities from which to dispense it. Another reason fuel has been in short supply is that the Port of New York/New Jersey, through which the tankers bring the oil in, was damaged by the storm and was closed for several days. However, I heard on Friday that the port has re-opened and the tankers are unloading again. That is not an unusual circumstance after a severe storm such as this. I was on a merchant ship once during a hurricane that hit Galveston and Houston, in Texas, and those ports were completely closed to shipping for three days after the storm.
Robert Guttman November 03, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Lessen the impact how? By building a sea-wall around the entire middle-atlantic seaboard in a week? get real! Obama was in touch with Governors Christie and Cuomo immediately, and put relief organizations into action at once. Obama personally visited stricken areas of New Jersey with Governor Christie who, despite tha fact that he is a bitter bitter political opponent of the President, praised Obama's efforts to help the people of his state. Bush, on the other hand, made one flight over New Orleans in a helicopter, clicked his tongue at the damage, and then simply flew back to Washington.


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