State of New York | Executive Chamber***MEDIA ADVISORY***
Andrew M. Cuomo | Governor
For Immediate Release: October 28, 2012
***FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY***
OCTOBER 29, 2012
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO HOLD MONDAY NEWS CONFERENCE ON STORM PREPARATIONS IN SCHOHARIE COUNTY
The preparations in Schoharie County for the possibility of extreme weather from Hurricane Sandy will be highlighted at a news conference on Monday morning at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center in North Blenheim.
Ranking officials of the Schoharie County Emergency Management Office, the Schoharie County Planning and Development Agency, NYPA, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection will highlight the coordinated efforts to safeguard the public and protect property in the event of high water and flood conditions. Area elected officials are also expected to participate in the briefing, which will include safety advice for the public.
EVENT: News Conference on Preparations for Hurricane Sandy
DATE: Monday, October 29
TIME: 11:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Blenheim-Gilboa Project Visitors Center
State Route 30
North Blenheim 12131
CONTACTS: Steve Ramsey, NYPA
Schoharie County Emergency Management Office
Additional news available at www.governor.ny.gov
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■The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.
■NYPA is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.■It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.
■Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.■For more information, www.nypa.gov