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Day 10: No Movement in Restoration, Still 3K

Power restoration has not changed substantially from yesterday's total.

Update 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 3,000 households were without power. Restoration efforts continue as conditions improve. 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. To protect against surges when power is restored, unplug all appliances and electronics now.

Please continue to use caution while traveling and avoid 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 is open. Seniors in need of assistance can call the Center at 914-235-2363. Con Edison dry ice distribution will be at 100 Business Park Drive, Armonk, NY. 

For non-emergency issues related to the storm, call 914-654-2300 or 2-1-1. To report downed trees, call 914-740-6118

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. FEMA will open an office at the County Center tomorrow November 9. Hours of operation are 8AM to 8PM, 7 days a week.

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.

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The City of New Rochelle issued the following release:

This is an update from the City of New Rochelle. There are still approximately 3,000 households without power.  Restoration efforts are proceeding, with areas prioritized according to the number of residents, and the City continues to press Con Ed forcefully for more assistance.

If you have lost power, you must contact Con Edison directly at 1-800-75-CONED.

Con Ed will distribute dry ice today at 100 Business Park Drive, Armonk. 

A FEMA Assistance Center will open tomorrow at the Westchester County Center, and will remain open from 8AM to 8PM, 7 days a week, until further notice.

Please report any new downed trees to 914-740-6118 or 914-654-2300. 

An emergency shelter remains open at Albert Leonard Middle School, 25 Gerada Lane.

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For information on warming centers, charging stations and places to take showers and get food, click here.

Loretta Marvel November 09, 2012 at 12:14 PM
New Ro Patch should be investigating WHY restoration has stalled. Where is Con Ed working? No one I speak to has even seen a Con Ed crew working anywhere in New Ro - except at Glen Island, where no one lives. Calls to Con Ed result in no explanations. Our restoration eas moved after the snow from tonight, Friday, to Sunday night. We. Have 15 household completely out with wires All over the ground and tilting poles. Someone comes every morning and puts up new caution tape, sits in his car on the street for an hour and leaves. Calls to Sen Oppenheimer and Mayor Branson have no effect and frankly, little concern is expressed. We are on Night 11 and the temp inside our house is 40 degrees. Where are the crews? Is it a supply issue! Manpower? Disorganization? Or all of the above?
Michael Woyton November 09, 2012 at 01:07 PM
I understand your concern and share your frustration. My apartment is still without power, along with over 100 of my neighbors. However, just yesterday I saw several crews working on Oxford Road in the Albert Leonard Middle School area, a convoy of four bucket trucks heading down North Avenue and there were a couple of crews working at Woodland and Circuit in the Residence Park area. Are there enough crews? No. I have been in touch with Mayor Bramson and several of the councilmen and they are advocating for better, speedier response. Has it had any effect? It's hard to tell. Con Ed is a monopoly, answerable to the state Public Service Commission. I am hoping the state will investigate why the response has been so disorganized and so slow. Gov. Cuomo said as much in a press conference a couple of days ago. My advice would be to continue to call Con Ed—your neighbors, too—and continue to let the mayor and your council member that you are still without electricity.

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