State of Emergency declared in Town of Fairfield

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

FAIRFIELD, N.Y. (WKTV) - A State of Emergency has been declared in the Town of Fairfield following the slew of storms that moved through the area beginning on Sunday.

Town Supervisor Henry A. Crofoot issued the declaration on Monday afternoon, stating that the emergency status would retroactively begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 23 and would continue for a period not to exceed five days.

"I hereby direct all departments and agencies of the Town of Fairfield to take whatever steps necessary to protect life and property, public infrastructure, and provide such emergency assistance deemed necessary. Due to the nature and timing of this emergency, the purchasing policy regarding quotes and bids will be suspended during this declaration.," the statement reads.

Crofoot stated that the State of Emergency was declared due to severe winds, rain, flooding and related weather conditions as well as expected potential damage associated with storm conditions.

Residents are asked to abide by all road closures and obey the direction of the Town of Fairfield and emergency services personnel.

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