August 2, 2012

Rensselaer County Shelter In Place Advisory

"Shelter in Place" order in effect because of toxins in the air because of a fire in Ghent. NO SUMMER DAY CAMP TODAY.  

Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen M. Jimino has issued a Shelter in Place advisory for the southern portion of the County due to the fire TCI Inc located in the Town Ghent in Columbia County. Due to this hazardous materials fire residents in the towns of Schodack, Nassau, and Stephentown are being advised to “SHELTER IN PLACE” and limit any outdoor exposure.
To shelter in place residents should:
  • Close all windows and doors
  • Shut of all air conditioners and fans that draw in outside air.
  • Stay indoors as much as possible
Residents seeking additional information can call the County’s Emergency Operations Center at 518-266-7684 or 518-266-7686.

Due to the emergency condition at TCI, all persons living or working in the Towns of Nassau, Schodack, and Stephentown, should shelter within, close all windows, shut off all air conditioning units, and devices that draw in outside air. Residents should be prepared to shelter within for the next 12 hours, and are advised to spend as little time, if any, in the outside environment as possible.

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