Just in from New York State:
Secretary of State Cesar Perales Today to Tour City of Rye and Meet with Officials who are Surveying Building Damage in the Wake of Hurricane Irene. Secretary will then receive a debrief from volunteer code officials who have assessed preliminary damage to homes and commercial buildings in the city.
ALBANY – Secretary of State Cesar A. Perales will be in Rye, New York today, Wednesday, August 31, 2011 to tour dwellings damaged by Hurricane Irene and to receive a briefing from code enforcement officials who are assisting the city in assessing the damage to residential and commercial buildings.
The Secretary will meet with officials at 6:00 p.m. at the Rye City Hall at 1051 Boston Post Road to tour affected buildings. The code enforcement officials were deputized as Assistants to the Secretary of State in anticipation of Irene and in response to the Governor’s Executive Order declaring a State Disaster Emergency.
The officials have been trained by the Department of State and stand at the ready to evaluate buildings for habitability and qualification for financial assistance from state and federal disaster agencies. In total, 45 volunteer code enforcement officials have been deputized to assist communities across the state in their recovery from Hurricane Irene.
After touring affected areas, Secretary Perales will return to City Hall at 7:00 p.m. to meet with the volunteer code enforcement officials for a debrief of their findings and to thank them for their extraordinary efforts.
Secretary of State Cesar A. Perales, Volunteer Code Enforcement Officials
Tour of damaged dwellings in Rye and debrief with volunteer local code enforcement officials
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
6:00 p.m. Tour of affected dwellings
7:00 p.m. Debrief with code officials at City Hall
Rye City Hall 1051 Boston Post Road Rye, NY