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Schenectady declares a Sandy emergency

An emergency declaration has been issued for the city of Schenectady and goes into effect at noon.

The declaration, which is available below, was issued by Mayor Gary McCarthy and lasts until noon at Wednesday.

"I hereby direct all department and bureaus of the city of Schenectady to take whatever steps are necessary to protect life and property, public infrastructure, and to provide such emergency assistance as deemed necessary," writes McCarthy in the declaration.

The city is also making some of the following recommendations: Stay away from downed trees and power lines; Notify the City by calling the Police Department’s non-emergency number of any downed trees and lines so that crews can address them, (518) 382-5263; Do NOT use candles as a source of light if power goes out due to the fire hazard that they create.

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Declaration of Emergency

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October 29, 2012
12:56 p.m.

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This is the singularly WORST such declaration I have ever read. You had to declare an emergency to tell people to be careful? Are you ordering anything to be closed so people won't travel or are you hoping they won't? There is nothing in it of substance. Also, as we close in on 1:00 p.m., there is NOTHING about this on the City's own website. This is why people think Schenectady is a joke - because the duly elected mayor declares a state of emergency to advise the citizens to use common sense. Is that what he's being paid for? If so - return your next check, please.

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