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Posted on: August 27, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Storm Update 8/27/2011

City of New Rochelle Storm Update

A state of emergency has been declared for the City of New Rochelle. Residents in flood-prone and low-lying areas at risk of being cut off by flooded roadways should strongly consider evacuating to family and friends or to an emergency shelter if they have no other options. Evacuation should be completed by 6 pm.

• Albert Leonard Middle School, 25 Gerada Lane, has been opened as an emergency shelter by the Red Cross for those in need of temporary relocation.
• Emergency services will respond only to calls involving threats to life and safety as conditions allow, particularly during the height of the storm.
• Vehicles may be moved off street to meter spaces in City-owned municipal parking lots. Meter parking enforcement has been suspended citywide for the entire weekend.
• PHONE NUMBERS:
Call Con Edison directly to report all outages at (800) 75-CONED.
To report downed trees, call 740-6118
For non-emergency issues related to the storm, call 654-2300 or 2-1-1.

Additionally, it is recommended that residents take photographs of the current condition of their dwelling as well as the items within their homes that might be damaged by storm surges, high winds, and/or flooding. Documentation of assets and their condition prior to the hurricane may assist with insurance claims.

The City of New Rochelle will continue to issue regular updates through the City website www.newrochelleny.com ;Facebook and Twitter; NRTV Cable Channel 75 and FIOS Channel 28; and automated phone and email messages.Residents can subscribe to receive these emergency alerts directly through the City’s website at www.newrochelleny.com.

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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