With ongoing power outages affecting the County, the Office of Emergency Services, in cooperation with the American Red Cross, Clark Sports Center, and the City of Oneonta, is opening 2 Emergency Shelters to accommodate residents who are without power. They are set to open at 8 this evening.
The South Otsego County Shelter will be located at the Oneonta Armory, 4 Academy St. in the City of Oneonta.
The North Otsego County Shelter will be at the Clark Sports Center, 124 Co. Hwy. 52, Cooperstown.
Neither facility will be able to accommodate pets.
In addition, SUNY Oneonta is working on accommodations for both SUNY students at the Alumni fieldhouse on SUNY Oneonta campus.
The county will be distributing water and dry ice later this evening.
Currently, over 18,000 Otsego County residents are without power across the NYSEG, REA, and National Grid networks with these outages potentially lasting for up to 72-hours according to a press release from Otsego County Office of Emergency Services.