Though Rivertowns Public Schools opened its doors Monday, restoring a sense of normalcy to the villages, after being closed for a week due to Superstorm Sandy—there are still more than 1,000 residents and businesses without power.
According to Con Edison’s outage map (which may not reflect actual outage numbers), the following outages are being reported in the river villages as of 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5:
- Ardsley 214
- Dobbs Ferry 487
- Hastings-on-Hudson 487
- Irvington 1,034 (Irvington’s mayor reports the # at 690 as of Sunday night)
Click here for the latest story on Con Edison’s restoration efforts.
While gas is easier to come by than it was over the weekend—there are still many gas stations without gas and waiting lines for those that do have fuel, along with complaints of price gouging. In light of the hardships faced by fellow neighbors, as well as those in New York City, Staten Island and New Jersey—many locals are organizing ways to reach out and offer help to those in need.
Stay tuned for more ways you can help, updates on outages and resources to help get you what you need while without power.
The following resources are open to residents in need:
Irvington Public Library - 12 S. Astor St., Irvington (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Warm up, charge your electronics and use the Internet
Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library – 7 Maple Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson (9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.) Warm up, charge your electronics and use the Internet
Dobbs Ferry Public Library - 55 Main St., Dobbs Ferry (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) Warm up, charge your electronics and use the Internet
The Jewish Community Center on the Hudson (JCC) – 371 S. Broadway, Tarrytown (914) 366-7898. Take a hot shower, enjoy a cup of coffee, and recharge your electronics.
Equalize Fitness, 1 Odell Plaza, Yonkers (914) 751-6655. Call for hours. Free showers, towels, and free gym access, charge electronics
Hastings-on-Hudson residents are inviting those without power to stay in their homes as the nights become colder. There are currently more than 100 beds in warm local houses available. Contact (914) 478-2344 to be set up with a warm place to stay for the night.
The Gulf Station at 611 Warburton Ave. (at the corner of North St.) in Hastings-on-Hudson and the Lambrose Service Station at 1 N. Broadway in Irvington have gas with waiting lines. The 67 gas station next to Michael’s Tavern in Pleasantville, at 150 Bedford Rd., has gas and no lines.
Dry ice will be distributed until 6 p.m. or until it runs out at the Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave. in White Plains and Yonkers Raceway at 810 Yonkers Ave. in Yonkers.
Are you offering resources to the community after Superstorm Sandy? Are you looking for volunteers or donations? Tell us in the comments.