ALBANY, NY (PIX11)—New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that an earthquake just shook the town of Altamont, outside of Albany. Cuomo issued the following statement just after 5 p.m. Saturday:
"We have reports of a 2.9 magnitude earthquake just west-southwest of Altamont, New York. Although this was a mild earthquake, out of an abundance of caution, I have ordered immediate inspection of nearby infrastructure, including a NYPA inspection of the Blenheim-Gilboa Dam in Schoharie County."
"I have deployed senior members of my administration to be on the ground in areas across New York to make sure we can quickly respond to any problems," Governor Cuomo said. "Additional members of the administration may be deployed as the situation warrants."
The following agency commissioners and senior administration officials have been deployed:
New York City:
Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy
Lawrence Schwartz, Secretary to the Governor
Elizabeth Glazer, Deputy Secretary for Public Safety
Benjamin Lawsky, Superintendent, Department of Financial Services
Dr. Nirav Shah, Commissioner, Department of Health
Location: NYC Office of Emergency Management, Brooklyn
Pat Foye, Deputy Secretary for Economic Development and Energy
Michael Hervey, Chief Operating Officer, Long Island Power Authority
Location: National Grid/LIPA Emergency Management Center, Hicksville
Darrel Aubertine, Commissioner, Department of Agriculture and Markets
Location: Clinton County Office of Emergency Services, Plattsburgh