Albany, NY (July 26, 2012)
“The National Weather Service has issued an updated weather advisory that warns of strong thunderstorms passing through the state throughout the day, primarily in the southern areas of upstate New York and the New York City area. I have activated the State Emergency Operations Center where Homeland Security Commissioner Jerome Hauer will be stationed throughout the day and night. New Yorkers should be especially aware of the weather conditions when making their travel plans today and monitor local news reports and weather alerts throughout the day.
This morning, I will be meeting with the leadership of Con Edison, the New York Power Authority, and the Public Service Commission to make sure the New York City area is covered by the appropriate personnel to deal with any emergency response that may be needed. The safety of New Yorkers always comes first.”