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Westchester Emergency Ops Center Opens After Mount Pleasant Tornado

July 12, 2006

Westchester County Executive Andy Spano at 4:50 p.m. today opened Westchester County’s Emergency Operations Center to help respond to damage caused by a tornado that touched down on Saw Mill River Road in Mount Pleasant late this afternoon.

The severe storm caused the closing of the Saw Mill River Parkway, near county police headquarters, and caused major flooding throughout the area. Most of the damage appears to have been caused by a tornado that is reported to have touched down in the area of Saw Mill River Road at about 4:10 p.m. First responders, police and emergency services are responding to numerous calls of property damage, including a partial building collapse, trees down, flooding and other property damage.

Staff from Westchester County’s Department of Public Safety, Emergency Services, Public Works and other major county departments were called in to deal with the response.



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