Saugerties state of emergency: no travel after 4 p.m.

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Town Supervisor, Kelly Myers, and Village Mayor William Murphy have declared a state of emergency for the Town and Village of Saugerties in response to the onset of Hurricane Sandy.

High Winds, heavy rain, and flooding are anticipated. Power outages, downed trees, and downed power lines are anticipated.

A Saugerties Emergency Operations Command Center has been set up in the Police Dept. at 4 High Street, Saugerties.


  • Emergencies may be reported by dialing:
  • Ulster County dial 911
  • Ulster County Emergency Operations Center: 845- 331-7000
  • Saugerties Emergency Operations Center: 845-246-9800
  • Non-Emergency calls in Ulster County dial 211


Travel restrictions:

To protect public safety, no unnecessary travel is permitted after 4pm.


Public Emergency Shelter and Parking

A Public Emergency Shelter has been set up at the Saugerties Sr. Citizens Center, 207 Market Street, Saugerties.

The Emergency Shelter is now open. There is a kitchen for public use, restroom facilities, internet hot spot, cots will be available and a generator will supply power.

An outdoor water spigot is available to fill your water containers.

Saugerties residents may move vehicles to higher ground and park at Cantine Field Parking areas.


Public Communications:

Saugerties TV Channel 23,and Town Website will post the most current emergency and weather related information.


Town Services:

Town offices will close at 12 noon today, essential personnel will remain available for the duration of the storm and may be contacted through Saugerties EOC at (845) 246-9800.

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