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Rivertowns Advise Residents to Prep for Storm

Here are some tips from your local Villages.

In light of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s declaration of a state of emergency due to possible incoming heavy wind and rain from Hurricane Sandy, from early Monday morning to Wednesday—the Rivertowns Villages are making sure their residents are prepared.

“Hurricane Sandy is still a long way away, and the storm’s path could change, but it is not too late to be prepared just in case,” said a notice on the storm from the Village of Dobbs Ferry.

Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry and Irvington have all sent out notifications advising residents to secure all lawn furniture and any other lightweight items around their homes. They also advise to make sure gutters and storm water catch basins are free from debris and leaves, and to be prepared to be without power for a few days. 

If your power goes out, instead of calling the local police department, contact Con Edison at 1-800 75CONED (1800-752- 6633) or check out Con Edison's Storm Central Web Portal.

The Irvington DPW will make sand available to residents to fill sand bags. The sand is located in the southern end of the Metro North parking lot on South Astor Street, adjacent to the Village’s salt storage shed. Shovels are available, but you must bring your own sand bags.

The Irvington DPW is asking residents to make sure that garbage/recycling collection is not canceled before putting containers out on the curb. That information will be posted on the Village’s website at: irvingtonny.gov.

Dobbs Ferry is requiring that all vehicles must vacate the Waterfront Parking Lot by noon on Sunday in anticipation of possible storm surge and flooding.

For non-medical emergencies, to check on a frail or elderly resident who might need assistance, or report fallen trees, wires and debris contact the local police departments at:

  • Irvington Police Department  (914) 591-8080
  • Hastings-on-Hudson Police (914) 478-2344
  • Dobbs Ferry Police (914) 693-5500

For more information and updates check out: Westchester County Severe Storm Page

Be sure to post your storm photos here, or email dina.sciortino@patch.com

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