August 27, 2011
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Deploys Administration Officials to Facilitate Prompt and Coordinated Response to Hurricane Irene

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that he has deployed senior members of his administration across New York to facilitate a prompt and coordinated response to Hurricane Irene.


Agency commissioners and senior administration officials have been sent to areas from Long Island to New York City to Plattsburgh. They are at each location to coordinate with local officials, monitor the progress of the storm, and serve as the primary points of contact to provide real-time reports from the ground to the Governor and Director of State Operations.


I have deployed senior members of my administration to be on the ground in areas across New York to make sure we can quickly respond to any problems, Governor Cuomo said. Additional members of the administration may be deployed as the situation warrants.


The following agency commissioners and senior administration officials have been deployed:


New York City:


Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy


Lawrence Schwartz, Secretary to the Governor


Elizabeth Glazer, Deputy Secretary for Public Safety


Benjamin Lawsky, Superintendent, Department of Financial Services


Nirav Shah, Commissioner, Department of Health


Location: NYC Office of Emergency Management, Brooklyn



Suffolk County


Andrew Feeney, Director, New York State Office of Emergency Management


Location: INFORM Transportation Management Center, Hauppauge



Nassau County


Pat Foye, Deputy Secretary for Economic Development and Energy


Michael Hervey, Chief Operating Officer, Long Island Power Authority


Location: National Grid/LIPA Emergency Management Center, Hicksville



Clinton County


Darrel Aubertine, Commissioner, Department of Agriculture and Markets


Location: Clinton County Office of Emergency Services, Plattsburgh



Warren County


Brian Stratton, Director, Canal Corporation


Location: Warren County Office of Emergency Services, Lake George



Onondaga County


Matthew Driscoll, President, Environmental Facilities Corporation


Location: Onondaga County Emergency Management Office, Syracuse



Broome County


Barbara Fiala, Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles


Location: Broome County Office of Emergency Services, Binghamton



Westchester County


Joan McDonald, Commissioner, Department of Transportation


Joseph Rabito, Executive Deputy Commissioner, Office of General Services


Andrew Zambelli, Counselor to the Governor


Location: Hudson Valley Transportation Management Center, Hawthorne



Oneida County


RoAnn Destito, Commissioner, Office of General Services


Location: Oneida County Emergency Services, Oriskany



Rockland County


Joseph Martens, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation


Location: Rockland County Office of Fire and Emergency Service, Pomona



Albany County


Courtney Burke, Commissioner, Office for People with Developmental Disabilities


Location: Central Emergency Operations Center, Albany