State of Emergency Continues; City Working with Con Edison to Restore Power; Polling Sites Open
The State of Emergency continues for the City of New Rochelle. There are still about 4,000 households without power, down from roughly 6,000 yesterday. Restoration efforts continue, prioritized according to the number of households affected. If your neighborhood comes back on line, but you still do not have power, you must re-register your address with Con Ed at 1-800-75-CONED or www.coned.com. As a precaution against surges when power is restored, unplug all appliances and electronics now.
Please continue 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.
A Red Cross Emergency Shelter remains open at Albert Leonard until further notice. The Doyle Senior Center will be open Monday through Friday. Seniors needing assistance can call the Center at 235-2363. Dry ice will be distributed again by Con Edison today at Yonkers Raceway and the Westchester County Center. The New Rochelle Public Schools will be open this week including Tuesday, Election Day. Regarding Election Day, all polling sites are open. Parking regulations near polling sites will be suspended, but please DO NOT block hydrants or driveways.
For non-emergency issues related to the storm, call 654-2300 or 2-1-1. To report downed trees, call 740-6118. Alternate Side enforcement remains in effect.
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. There is no FEMA office on site as yet.
Customers who have experienced a loss of Cablevision service or damage to equipment should contact Cablevision within 30 days of service being restored to request credit for those days when service was unavailable. Call the local Cablevision service number or e-mail the company through the contact pages at Optimum.net or Cablevision.com.
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. There are still about 4,000 households without power, down from roughly 6,000 yesterday. Restoration efforts continue, prioritized according to the number of households affected. For tomorrow, Election Day, all polling places will be open. Parking regulations near polling sites will be suspended, but please do not block hydrants or driveways. Keep in mind that schools will be open.
The remainder of this message repeats information offered in previous bulletins. Con Ed is once again distributing dry ice at Yonkers raceway and at the Westchester County Center. If your neighborhood comes on line, but you still lack power, be sure to re-register your address with Con Edison at 1-800-75-CONED. To register for FEMA assistance, visit www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362. An emergency shelter remains open at Albert Leonard Middle School, 25 Gerada Lane.