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UPDATED: New Rochelle Lifts Emergency State

Hurricane Sandy slammed into New Rochelle Oct. 29.

8:15 p.m., Nov. 13, 2012: The City of New Rochelle lifted the state of emergency.

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From the City of New Rochelle:

This is the final recovery update from the City of New Rochelle.
 
Power has been restored for virtually all residents, but many repairs were temporary, and Con Ed may have to shut off power briefly in certain neighborhoods in order to make permanent repairs during the weeks ahead.
 
The City will seek reimbursement from FEMA for many storm-related expenses. Residents and businesses can do the same. To register, please contact FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 or www.disasterassistance.gov. In addition, FEMA representatives are available in person at the New Rochelle Public Library on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 6 p.m., as well as at the Westchester County Center, seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
 
Fall leaf collection will continue as scheduled. To the extent possible, please bundle storm debris separately, so it can be picked up quickly, and so that it won't impede leaf removal.
 
The State Public Service Commission will likely hold hearings to evaluate Con Edison’s performance, and the City expects to participate in this process. Improvements must be made before the next major storm hits.
 
We are grateful for the hard work of the utility crews that helped our region recover, many of which came from hundreds of miles away, and of our emergency services and public works teams.

Finally, we offer thanks to the many New Rochelle residents who supported their neighbors and demonstrated exceptional patience throughout this difficult experience.

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