BLOG: Coeymans/Ravena storm shelter closed, evacuation order lifted
The emergency evacuation order for Miller and Kruger Roads in the Town of Coeymans has been lifted and people may return to their homes. Coeymans Police Chief Gregory Darlington thanked the public for their cooperation during the storm. He stated “While it turned out that there was no flooding the area of Miller and Kruger Roads, the evacuation was necessary to ensure the safety of first responders if there had been a problem. The cooperation of residents in evacuating the area, allowed emergency management officials to focus on other problems and not have to worry about the safety of the residents of that area. We hope for the same level of cooperation in the future if the need arises”
Emergency Officials have also closed the shelter which had been opened at the RCS High School. The passage of the worst parts of Hurricane Sandy has left the Town and Village with little damage and there is no need to keep the shelter open at this time. An area of Coeymans along the Hudson River experienced flooding overnight; however nobody needed the services of the shelter.
Coeymans Police Chief Gregory Darlington acknowledged the support of the RCS School staff in establishing the shelter. “I want to thank Doug Porter, Brian Dengler, Darcy Hunter and all of their staff for taking on the responsibility of establishing the shelter and ensuring it was manned even though in the end we did not need it. Darlington also thanked Coeymans Town Councilmen Boehm and Dolan and Ravena Village Trustees Warner and Case for manning the shelter. This kind of cooperation between the Town, the Village and the RCS school district demonstrates what can happen for the good of the community when you work together.”