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Posted on: November 1, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Storm Recovery Update

City of New Rochelle Storm Update
State of Emergency Continues; Con Edison works to restore power; Tree removal underway

The state of emergency continues for the City of New Rochelle. The City is working with Con Edison to restore power to over 20,000 City customers who are without power. With full restoration many days away, residents are urged to plan accordingly. Residents are also reminded to use caution while traveling as some intersections still do not have power and streets may still be closed due to downed trees and limbs. Downed wires should be considered live and avoided at all costs.

Schools are closed Thursday and Friday. A Red Cross Emergency Shelter remains open at Albert Leonard.
The Doyle Senior Center is open but will not be serving food today. Seniors needing assistance can call the Center at 235-2363. Dry ice will be distributed today at Yonkers Raceway and IBM Complex at 200 Business Park Drive in Armonk from noon until supplies run out.

As previously indicated:
•Call Con Edison directly to report all outages at (800) 75-CONED.
•For non-emergency issues related to the storm, call 654-2300 or 2-1-1
•To report downed trees, call 740-6118
•Garbage will be picked up Thursday and Friday.
•Alternate Side enforcement is suspended for the rest of the week
•Farmers Market will go on as scheduled on Library Green

The City of New Rochelle issues updates through the City website; 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

The following Storm Recovery Update was sent citywide today through the City’s emergency communications network:
This is a recovery update from the City of New Rochelle.

The majority of the community is still without power. Con Edison has projected that full restoration of power to all customers will take more than a week. The immediate priority is schools, nursing homes, and other facilities that serve vulnerable populations. While service repairs will occur on a rolling basis, we advise you to expect the worst and plan accordingly.

Con Ed is providing dry ice today at Yonkers Raceway and at the IBM Complex, 200 Business Park Drive in Armonk. A shelter remains open at Albert Leonard Middle School, 25 Gerada Lane, and the Hugh Doyle Senior Center is now open, but is not offering meals. The New Rochelle Public Library is open until 6:00pm.

Road clearance work continues. When there are road conditions that the City can address on its own, we do so quickly. But the City’s DPW crews cannot remove fallen trees touching wires until Con Edison acts first, and Con Ed's field resources in the region are still stretched thin. Utility mutual aid crews are arriving, and the pace of progress should accelerate.

Continue reporting power outages to Con Edison at 1-800-75 CONED or Report downed trees to 740-6118. Report other matters to the New Rochelle Police Department at 654-2300. For further updates, visit the City website at

Many residents who could most benefit from these emergency bulletins are unable to receive them because of power loss, so please share information widely with friends and neighbors.

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