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4.12.2020 Weather Advisory

This is Steven Vegliante, Supervisor of the Town of Fallsburg, with an important public health and weather advisory. Today is Sunday April 12, 2020 at 4:25 pm, Easter Sunday. To our Christian residents, I wish you a very happy Easter and to our Jewish residents a Happy and peaceful Passover.

Our Town remains under the Governor’s NY Pause Executive Order that prohibits non-essential businesses from operating and meetings of groups of people of any size. These requirements are essential in the fight to slow the transmission of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. Therefore, if you are not an essential worker, we urge you to please stay home.

As of today, there are over 160,000 known cases of Covid-19 or Coronavirus in NYS and over 700 souls were lost in the last 24 hours with a statewide death toll approaching 10,000. Locally there are over 370 confirmed cases and 7 deaths. There has been a slowing of hospitalizations and that is a hopeful sign that the curve is indeed flattening and the spread slowing. Please stay vigilant and follow the NY Pause guidelines.

With regard to the weather, a strong storm system will move through our area tomorrow. Thunderstorms, some severe, and high winds are expected throughout the day. Sustained winds of 20-30 m.p.h and 50 m.p.h. gusts are expected. With high winds there can be downed limbs and power lines. Please do not approach any downed power lines. If you encounter any downed lines, please call the Fallsburg Police Department at 8454344422 or dial 911.

If you are elderly or infirm and need assistance with necessary items tomorrow, I would encourage you to call the Emergency Community Assistance Center at 845-807-0925. They can assist you with non-health related essential issues such as food and medicines. Please make sure your cell phones are fully charged and you have flashlights handy.

There are additional help lines that have been established for Coronavirus health related issues. The NYS Department of Health Coronavirus hot line is 1-888-364-3065 and the Sullivan County Public Health hotline is 8452925910. Additionally, a hotline for mental health and support related matters has been established by the NYS DOH. If you feel anxious, or upset please call the NYS Office of Mental Hygiene Support line at 1-844-863-9314.

In an emergency, you may always call the Fallsburg Police Department at 8454344422 or dial 911
Please stay healthy, stay safe and Thank you.