Earthquake Reported Near Albany; Gov. Cuomo Deploys Senior Officials
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."

Cuomo also added that he will deploy senior officials to increase the coordination of the state's response to the incoming hurricane.

"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

Nassau County

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

Clinton County:

Darrel Aubertine, Commissioner, Department of Agriculture and Markets

Location: Clinton County Office of Emergency Services, Plattsburgh