Storm Update: Who’s Out, Where’s Gas, What’s Coming

05 Nov, 2012

By Polly Kreisman

Keep perspective: This was Staten Island Sunday. This house was moved by the storm from the right side of the street and spun around  (Polly Kreisman)


Locally, Things are Getting Better


So what do you tackle first, your business or your refrigerator?


Hurrication for kids is over; School will open today in most areas. (Osborn and Milton in Rye are closed)


About 100,00 households in Westchester remain without power today…in clumps of customers; 200 in Larchmont, 2950 in Rye.


In the Village of Mamaroneck, City Manager reports “Unfortunately, since Orienta is farthest away on the feeder lines and electrical system, Con Edison has to restore all of the damaged areas along the feeder lines before we can restore Orienta neighborhoods.” 1600 homes there remain without power, 18% of the Village.


In Town of Mamaroneck, Supervisor Nancy Seligson says, “34%  percent of residents are still without power, down from a high of 70%.  7 roads remain closed.”


In New Rochelle, 4,463 families were without power in New Rochelle at 5:30 a.m. Monday.


Scarsdale has spotty outages, primarily in Edgemont.


Crews from NC and GA used equipment airlifted from Georgia to remove trees, repair lines and restore power to Larchmont (David Marchiony)


 


Cuomo is angry


New York Governor Cuomo says Con Ed’s response to continued blackouts is “unacceptable,” and that he will “hold them accountable” for any delays in restoring service before the next weather event, a No’reaster expected to hit the area Wednesday. Con ed and back-up crews from around the Country, primarily the Southern States continue working from a command center at Rye Playland.


Need gas? Use our gas finder to learn what gas stations are open and how bad the lines are.


 


Some Perspective


I covered the storm devastation in Staten Island and Brooklyn over the weekend for NY1. These homes in Cedar Grove on Staten Island are no more. All we suffered here was a week of no electricity, and we are grateful.


By the way…we are hearing that the Cable companies will refund you days your cable was out, but you have to call and ask.


Now it’s on to full restoration, the Election (remember?) and another storm….


 
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