Rye City Mayor Douglas French this afternoon asked that residents limit their travel and beware of the many hazards created by Hurricane Sandy.
Although the storm has passed, the City is still in public safety mode with many downed wires, damaged trees and traffic control devices. Residents should limit travel and stay away from wires, hanging branches and fallen trees as the City clears the roadways. The damage to the City is widespread with both coastal damage and fallen trees. The tidal surge was well-above normal at 6 to 11 ft. 90% of the City is without power and residents should prepare to be without power from an early estimate of 2-7 days. This was a major storm like no other, and City officials will continue to work tirelessly with our residents to get the City up and running again. A few points:
- 4,513 locations are without power in the City. The City has been working in coordination with Con Edison crews pre/post storm in the following sequence. First on public safety for live wires and damaged poles. Second, to restore primary cables which are the main conduits in Rye. Third, to restore individual resident power on larger grid networks. Fourth, to restore individual resident power on smaller grid networks.