KINGSTON – Ulster County Executive Michael Hein Tuesday surveyed the damage in the county by helicopter. Joining him on his flight were County Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum and county emergency management director Arthur Snyder.
“What I saw was, in some areas, limited damage; but in other areas, total devastation,” Hein observed.
Up along the Route 28 corridor, bridges and roadways were completely washed out, Hein said. Frost Valley YMCA camp in Claryville was evacuated due to inaccessible roadways.
“The next step will be identifying our infrastructure needs, how we can make sure that people can move safely around the county and lastly financial impacts.” Financial damage has not yet been determined. “Let there be no mistake, the people of Ulster County are incredibly resilient, and we will rebuild. Ulster County will be what it will always be: The best place anywhere to live.”
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