Security breach at Kensico Dam exposes it as possible terrorist target

With the release of a videotaped security breach at Kensico Dam, officials and locals in the surrounding areas are now questioning whether they are prepared in the case of a doomsday scenario at the site. White Plains, one of the county?s most populated cities during the day, is situated just on the border of Valhalla where the dam is located. Should the dam fail at any point, residents want to know if there is a plan in place that would enable residents to evacuate calmly and safely. Frank Staub, the White Plains public safety commissioner, is the person in charge of coordinating police, fire and EMS response locally during a catastrophic event, while also monitoring what?s happening elsewhere. Commissioner Straub stated that should the Kensico Dam flood the region, ?Our role in the process will depend on what actually occurs.? He added that people need to be adaptable as the events unfold.? Just recently, New York City and its Department of Environmental Protection, which controls the dam, sent White Plains an updated study regarding where the water might go should the Kensico Dam fail. It also stated procedures about evacuations. Related story

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