State of emergency in declared in 4 NY counties over widespread power outages

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NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in four New York counties on Sunday afternoon as those areas were dealing with widespread power outages in the aftermath of this week's massive storm.

Members of the New York National Guard are being sent to Dutchess, Putnam, Sullivan and Westchester counties, where about 136,500 people are without power.

"This is an all-hands-on-deck situation and the people of the Hudson Valley should know that New York State is doing everything we can to restore power and help them recover as quickly as possible," Cuomo said.

The storm left more than 360,000 New Yorkers without power at its height. Statewide, there are more than 182,000 customers without power. More than 75 percent of those outages are in Dutchess, Putnam, Sullivan and Westchester Counties.

Below is a breakdown of outages by county:

  • Albany - 108
  • Allegany - 2,680
  • Bronx - 2,704
  • Broome - 135
  • Cattaraugus - 2,538
  • Chautauqua - 125
  • Chemung - 119
  • Columbia - 4,708
  • Delaware - 1,341
  • Dutchess - 25,267
  • Erie - 286
  • Greene - 1,401
  • Livingston - 629
  • Nassau - 3,959
  • Oneida - 172
  • Ontario - 164
  • Orange - 2,240
  • Putnam - 26,213
  • Queens - 2,243
  • Rensselaer - 236
  • Rockland - 1,101
  • Schenectady - 110
  • Schuyler - 493
  • Steuben - 2,307
  • Suffolk - 147
  • Sullivan - 19,147
  • Tioga - 285
  • Ulster - 6,683
  • Westchester - 74,690
  • Yates - 397

If you lose power, call your utility provider to let them know about the outage.

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