After the storm
Hurricane Sandy has claimed four lives in the Lower Hudson Valley.
A tree crashed through a home in Pearl River at about 6 p.m. Monday, killing a 51-year-old man and placing his family in the hospital.
In North Salem, a tree came down Monday evening, killing two middle school-aged boys.
A motorist on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh died due to storm conditions Monday evening, as well, according to state police.
The storm—an amalgam of several foul weather patterns—brought its worst rains and winds through the region between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Monday.
The National Hurricane Center was no longer labeling Sandy a hurricane as of 7 p.m. Monday, as it teetered on the edge of the northeast coastline—but the squall still held amazing power.
Nearly all municipalities in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam declared states of emergency, with evacuations in effect in Port Chester, Piermont, Yonkers and other villages and cities. Hundreds of thousands throughout the three counties will be without electricity for up to a week, power companies have said.
Roads Tuesday afternoon were populated by emergency vehicles, branches and debris; the Tappan Zee Bridge closed for several hours due to whipping winds.
For the latest on everything Sandy, stay with Patch.
* Update - Monday, 8:20 p.m.
More than 2,000 Con Edison customers have lost power in Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson and Irvington. All three villages have downed trees and wires, and urge residents to stay indoors.
* Update - Monday, 2:30 p.m.
With a wind field 1,000 nautical miles in diameter, Sandy is moving on its predicted track, headed northwest toward the U.S. coast. A 20-mile-wide eye has developed since this morning.
Wind and storm surge warnings remain in effect. At 11 a.m., winds were only reaching hurricane force in the southwest quadrant, but these could spread into the northern semi-circle before landfall, which is predicted to occur at about 8 p.m.The National Weather Service says the exact location of the landfall is of little importance because of the storm's size. For example, up to two feet of snow are expected in West Virginia; up to 22-foot waves are expected on Lake Ontario.
* Update - Monday, 12:43 p.m.
The Rivertown Villages have collectively announced a State of Emergency effective today at 10 a.m. it will remain in effect until further notice.
Con Edison Power outages as of 10:17 a.m. p.m. Friday (these are estimates from the utility's website and may not be totally accurate)
- Ardsley – 1,577
- Dobbs Ferry – 1,085
- Hastings-on-Hudson – 931
- Irvington - 1,547
- Tappan Zee Bridge speed limit cut to 35 mph due to high winds. If winds reach 60 mph or more the bridge will be closed to traffic.
- River Street in Hastings-on-Hudson and Bridge Street in Irvington is closed to traffic and pedestrians due to flooding
- Broadway in Hastings-on-Hudson is closed
- All Hastings-on-Hudson Recreation programs are canceled, the senior citizen bus is not operating Wednesday
Cancellations and rain dates
- Irvington, Dobbs Ferry and Hastings-on-Hudson schools will all be closed on Friday in addition to afterschool and evening activities.
- All Irvington and Hastings-on-Hudson parks will remained closed until further notice.
- Irvington and Hastings-on-Hudson recreation programs are canceled.
- The Dobbs Ferry PTSA Book Fair is canceled.
Follow your Village's website for local storm information:
Add the free, confidential Hudson Valley Region 2-1-1 helpline to your list of critical phone numbers and bookmark www.hudson211.org in anticipation of the pending “Frankenstorm” led by Hurricane Sandy.
United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline offers caller’s information and referrals to health and human services organizations most appropriate for their needs. Call specialists can communicate with callers in more than 250 languages. The line is available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week with expanded hours possible during emergencies.
2-1-1 is the number to dial for information pertaining to shelters, evacuation routes, road closures, recovery services, power outages, donations, volunteer opportunities, and other disaster-related services.
The helpline reduces caller anxiety by connecting callers to the right service providers. This reduces non-emergency calls to 9-1-1, taking the burden off frontline response agencies where people frequently call when they don’t know where else to turn.
NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) Commissioner Jerome M. Hauer today announced that the state's Hurricane Sandy Helpline is operational for New York State residents in anticipation of the storm’s landfall. Residents can call 1–888-769-7243 or 1-518-485-1159 for information about preparing for the hurricane and its impact. Information will also be available for referrals to County Emergency Management Offices and American Red Cross Shelters and road closures. Language translation services are also available by request.
Patch's full coverage
- Villages Hope Sandy Won’t Affect Election
- Updated: Where's The Gas In Westchester?
- Hot Showers Available in Westchester [Updated]
- Residents Urged to Register for Federal Aid
- What’s Open on Friday the Rivertowns
- FEMA Issues Major Disaster Declaration for Rockland & Westchester Counties UPDATE
- Dry Ice Available in Westchester Friday
- Metro North Opens Hudson Line Service
- Opened and Closed Rivertowns Gas Stations
- Cuomo: Homeowners Will Not Pay Hurricane Deductibles
- Two Propane Tanks Rescued From Hudson River Near Tappan Zee Bridge
- Weekend Festivities in the Rivertowns
- Co Edison: 55K Restored in Westchester
- Gas Shortages Hit the Rivertowns [VIDEO]
- Con Ed Westchester Restoration: Estimated Nov. 10-11
- Inspectors Checking for Price Gouging at Gas Stations
- Con Ed: Most Power Will be Back by Nov. 11
- Con Ed: Expect 'Significant Progress' Over Next 2 Days
- What's Open in the Rivertowns
- Post Your Sandy Pics Here [PHOTOS]Astorino: Con Ed Not Diverting Resources
- Metro North Thursday Schedule Posted
- Two Community Centers Open as 24-7 Shelters
- Con Ed: Restoration Underway; Dry Ice Distribution
- Limited Metro North Rail Service Begins at 2 p.m.
- MTA Working To Restore Transit Service In Wake Of Historic Storm
- West Nyack Man Wind Surfs During Sandy [VIDEO]
- Halloween Safety Tips from Con Edison
- Residents Relying On United Way Post-Sandy
- Bee-Line Bus Service to Resume Wednesday
- After Sandy: State of the Villages [VIDEO]
- Astorino: 'Sandy Didn't Like Playland;' Millions in Damage
- Food Safety Tips: Post Power Outage
- What Sandy Gave the Rivertowns [PHOTOS]
- Astorino: County to Begin Picking Up the Pieces
- Astorino: Awaiting 'Disaster' Declaration
- Indian Point Reactor Shuts Down During Sandy
- Metro North Service Still Suspended for Today
- Outages Triple Overnight in the Rivertowns
- Tuesday Morning: 163K Without Power in Westchester
- Police: Yonkers Man Dies in Car Accident on Sprain Brook Parkway
- Hurricane Sandy: Number of People Using Shelters Rises with Storm's Intensity
- Tappan Zee Bridge Closes at 4 p.m.
- Astorino: Now is the Time to Evacuate
- Sandy Closing In
- Con Edison Ready for 'Record-Size Outages'
- Hudson Valley: Live Chat Hurricane Sandy
- Waterfront Flooding Begins in the Rivertowns
- [UPDATED] Red Cross Opens Five Emergency Shelters in Westchester
- Red Cross Launches Multi-State Response
- AG Warns Against Price Gouging
- School Closings in the Hudson Valley
- Residents Prepare for Sandy's Onslaught [PHOTOS]
- Rivertowns Advise Residents to Prep for Storm
- How You Can Prep For Hurricane Sandy [VIDEO]
- Cuomo Declares State of Emergency for New York
- UPDATE: NWS Updates Rockland And Municipal Officials On Hurricane Sandy
- NYS Thruway Preps for Hurricane Sandy
- Video: MTA Prepping for Storm
- O&R Prepares For Storm As Severe As Irene
- Storm Preparation: Do You Have A Checklist?
- O&R Declares Storm Watch As Severe Weather Approaches
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