Some in the Rivertowns may have gotten their power back, according to Con Edison’s storm outage map, even if only a handful.
Numbers have dropped slightly from Tuesday night’s count that showed Ardsley had 1,597 outages; Dobbs Ferry with 2,161; Hastings-on-Hudson 2,003; and 1,536 in Irvington.
Con Edison power outages, as of 1:34 p.m. Wednesday, are as follows:
- Ardsley – 1,596
- Dobbs Ferry – 1,834
- Hastings-on-Hudson – 1,989
- Irvington - 1,519
However, Hastings-on-Hudson Mayor Peter Swiderski said that he is unaware of anyone who has gotten power back in that village.
Many local businesses throughout the Rivertowns were still closed on Wednesday. The ones that were opened were packed with customers and residents looking for a place to plug in their electronic devices.
There are three Con Edison crews in Hastings-on-Hudson, according to Swiderski who are focusing on de-powering fallen lines, however he warns that many downed lines are still live and to stay away from them.
“This is the necessary first step before we can begin removing the (in some cases huge) trees down in the wires, all of which has to happen before new wires are slung and power restored,” said Swiderski, in an e-mail blast on Wednesday. “The earliest we can hope the first houses to be re-powered is Thursday, though this will assume that new repowering crews are assigned to us, and that has not happened yet. Con Edison is not committing to a time frame at this point. Assume a week and plan accordingly.”
Since it is expected that the weather will become cooler, especially in the evenings, Andrus on Hudson in Hastings-on-Hudson is offering a limited amount of beds. Contact the police at (914) 478-2344 if you are in need of shelter. If your home becomes too cold, when layering clothing isn’t enough, considering staying with a friend or in a hotel, if not at Andrus.
Hastings-on-Hudson resident Anthony Tarricone, owner of Equalize Fitness at One Odell Plaza, is offering free hot showers to all.
Remember to ONLY call your local police department with true emergencies. They will not have updates on power restoration.
Hastings-on-Hudson Village Hall is inviting residents to stop by and charge their phones. They are accommodating the best they can, but don’t have the best Internet access
“Remember: patience, a sense of humor and resiliency, and generosity,” said Swiderski. “We're going to need a surplus of all of them in the next week. Grace under pressure is the most valued grace of all.”
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