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Posted on: November 2, 2012

[ARCHIVED] City of New Rochelle Storm Update

The state of emergency continues for the City of New Rochelle. The City is working with Con Edison to restore power to 14,000 customers. With full restoration still days away, residents are urged to plan accordingly. As a precaution against surges when power is restored, unplug all appliances and electronics. Please 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.

A Red Cross Emergency Shelter remains open at Albert Leonard. The Doyle Senior Center will be open next week Monday through Friday. Seniors needing assistance can call the Center at 235-2363. The New Rochelle Public Library will be open Saturday and extended hours on Sunday from 9AM to 5PM. Dry ice will be distributed again by Con Edison today at Yonkers Raceway and IBM Complex at 200 Business Park Drive in Armonk from noon until supplies run out. The New Rochelle Public Schools will be open next week.

The federal government has now declared Westchester a disaster area, which makes our region eligible for federal aid. To qualify, you must register with FEMA at www.disasterassistance.gov or 1-800-621-3362.

Reminder:
• Call Con Edison directly to report all outages at (800) 75-CONED. Do not assume they are aware of your power outage.
• For non-emergency issues related to the storm, call 654-2300 or 2-1-1
• To report downed trees, call 740-6118
• Bagged Leaf pickup will take place as scheduled
• Alternate Side enforcement remains suspended

The City of New Rochelle issues 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.

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. Con Edison has restored power to roughly 7,000 customers, but about 14,000 are still out. Additional crews are in the city today, and we expect slow but steady progress. Power restoration will be prioritized according to the number of customers affected by any particular repair. We recommend that you disconnect electronic devices, so that they will not be damaged by a power surge when electricity is restored.

President Obama has now declared Westchester a disaster area, which makes our region eligible for federal aid. To qualify, you must register with FEMA at www.disasterassistance.gov or 1-800-621-3362. Con Ed will again distribute dry ice today at Yonkers Raceway and at the IBM Complex, 200 Business Park Drive in Armonk from noon until supplies run out.

A shelter remains open at Albert Leonard Middle School, 25 Gerada Lane and the New Rochelle Public Library has extended its weekend hours to Saturday and Sunday from 9AM to 5PM to accommodate those who need a warm place or wish to recharge personal electronic devices. The Hugh Doyle Senior Center will be open next week for normal business hours, and the New Rochelle Public Schools will open again on Monday and have a full class day on Tuesday, Election Day.

Continue reporting power outages to Con Edison at 1-800-75 CONED. For further updates, visit the City website at www.newrochelleny.com.

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