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Posted on: August 25, 2011

[ARCHIVED] City Readies for Storm

The City of New Rochelle is actively preparing for Hurricane Irene, which is predicted to affect our area early Sunday morning. While the direct path and intensity of the storm is yet to be determined, heavy rains and high tides may result in significant flooding and high winds could knock out electricity.

Residents are urged to prepare now. In advance of and during the storm, the City will issue regular updates through the web, Facebook and Twitter pages; NRTV bulletin; Connect-CTY Emergency messages and local news outlets. Residents can subscribe to receive these emergency alerts directly through the City’s website at www.newrochelleny.com.

PREPAREDNESS
As with any disaster or emergency, residents are encouraged to Get a Kit and Make a Plan. Make a kit – specifically, a go-bag for use in an evacuation and a household disaster kit to enable a family to survive at home for several days without electricity. Have a plan – A family emergency plan should include deciding where to go in the event you have to leave your home. Don't forget to make plans for your pets as well. A complete list of action steps can be found on the City of New Rochelle website www.newrochelleny.com/prepare ; www.westchestergov.com and www.ready.gov.

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