New City, NY, – Rockland County Executive Ed Day continues to ask residents to stay home and off the roads to allow for flooded areas to drain and for cleanup from the remnants of Ida.
“Major roadways, including the Thruway, are closed and there are all kinds of obstructions on minor roads throughout Rockland due to the overnight flooding conditions. Please stay home, work from home if you can and allow for cleanup to take place. If you go out now you will just clog the roads with additional traffic and further delay a return to normal conditions,” said County Executive Day.
The New York State Thruway IS CLOSED on I-87 in both directions between exit 12 and 14 due to flooding.
Rockland County Maintained Roads Currently Closed (this is not a comprehensive list of roads closed around Rockland):
- Hungry Hollow Road by Sparrow Avenue in Chestnut Ridge is closed due to a down tree (expected to reopen late AM/early PM 9/2).
- South Pascack by Lillian Drive in Chestnut Ridge is closed due to a tree down on wires (expected to reopen shortly).
- Spook Rock Road between Joy Road and Wesley Chapel Road is closed due to flooding and concerns related to a rock wall dam lining the roadway (expected to remain closed for 24-48 hours until water recedes and dam can be inspected).
TOR – Current Bus Service:
Transport of Rockland (TOR) #59 is suspended until further notice due to flooding and road closures. Service will resume as conditions improve. TOR is providing limited service on all other routes. Please expect delays. Road conditions will be monitored throughout the day to determine when additional TOR bus service can be resumed.
Power Outages Countywide:
- 872 (as of 9:10 AM, 9/2)
Last evening Director of Fire and Emergency Services Chris Kear requested that the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) relocate their prepositioned water rescue assets to the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona.
The DHSES Water Rescue Team was then deployed to Orangeburg where they assisted the Orangeburg Fire Department in rescuing 11 individuals from floodwaters at the intersection of Route 303 and Orangeburg Road.
Several other Fire and Police Departments were involved in rescuing people from vehicles submerged in flood waters in the following locations:
- New City 1 person rescued
- Tappan 3 people rescued
- Nanuet 10 people rescued
- Tallman 25 people rescued
- Spring Valley 35 people rescued
There were 212 total fire calls from 5:30 PM yesterday (9/1) until 7 AM this morning (9/2). These calls could have been rescues, pump out requests, alarms or flooding concerns among other issues.
“The incredible response by our volunteer fire departments, police departments, EMS agencies and the assistance of New York State teams prevented significant loss of life last night. I am incredibly proud of and thankful for our first responders and commend them for their work and heroism,” said County Executive Day.