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New Rochelle Update: 1,800 Still Without Power

A state of emergency still exists in New Rochelle. The shelter at Albert Leonard Middle School closed Friday.

From the City of New Rochelle:

The State of Emergency continues for the City of New Rochelle. As of this morning there are slightly less than 2,000 households were without power. Restoration efforts continue, prioritized according to the number of households affected.  As power is restored, new outages might occur. If you have lost power, you MUST contact Con Ed directly at 1-800-75-CONED. For non-emergency issues related to the storm, call 654-2300 or 2-1-1. To report downed trees, call 740-6118. Alternate Side enforcement remains in effect.

Please continue to use caution while traveling. Downed wires should be considered live and avoided at all costs.

The Red Cross Emergency Shelter at Albert Leonard has closed. The Red Cross will distribute supplies and food at City Hall Parking Lot, 515 North Avenue on Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 4PM.

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. FEMA has opened an office at the County Center. Hours of operation are 8AM to 8PM, 7 days a week.

FEMA representatives will also be on site at the New Rochelle Public Library/Community Room on Saturday from 9 AM to 5PM and Sunday and Monday from 12-5PM. Contact the Library for more information at 813-3737.

Customers who have experienced a loss of Cablevision service or damage to equipment during the storm may be credited.  Call the local Cablevision service number or e-mail the company through the contact pages at Optimum.netor 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 an update from the City of New Rochelle regarding power restoration and the presence of FEMA and the Red Cross on site this weekend.

There are still approximately 1,800 households without power.  Restoration efforts are proceeding, with areas prioritized according to the number of residents.  If you have lost power, you must contact Con Edison directly at 1-800-75-CONED.

The Red Cross shelter at Albert Leonard Middle School has closed. However, the Red Cross will be distributing food and comfort kits at the City Hall parking lot, 515 North Avenue, on Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 4PM.

Representatives from FEMA will be at the New Rochelle Public Library on Saturday from 9AM to 5PM, and on Sunday and Monday from 12 PM to 5PM.  Additionally, assistance is available at the Westchester County Center, with representatives from FEMA, the Red Cross and Con Ed from 8AM to 8PM, 7 days a week, until further notice.

The City will continue providing updates as needed, but will not necessarily do so on a daily basis moving forward.

scott hauser November 11, 2012 at 12:33 PM
I saw several trucks from Quebec working on downed lines.
Billy November 14, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Thank god for the guys from Hydro Quebec. They took care of my situation in less than an hour.
Michael Woyton November 14, 2012 at 10:50 PM
They tore through Woodland Avenue restoring power like nobody's business. I just wish they had been assigned there before days 11 and 12.

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