Storm Update – Warming Centers
Our thanks to the Bedford Hills Fire Department and the Katonah Fire Department for opening their facilities (2d floor of each fire house) as a warming center up to 10 PM tonight. We ask that you take extra care in driving over there as there are downed trees and wires throughout town.
The forecast for strong wind gusts have proved correct with resulting downed trees and wires in several areas in Town. There are outages for approximately 1700 NYSEG customers and 100 Con Edison customers. We have been working with NYSEG and Con Edison to expedite making conditions safe (de-energized lines to allow removal of downed trees/limbs). NYSEG’s press release (click here) describes the protocol. Our Highway Department, of course, is working to ensure safe passage on the roads.
Be safe – do not approach any downed wires. To report power outages, downed lines, utility poles or damaged equipment, for NYSEG call 800-572-1131 or online at nyseg.com/outage and for Con Edison 800-752-6633 (electric) https://apps.coned.com/cemyaccount/CSOL/ReportOutage.aspx?lang=eng and 914-921-3720 (gas). Call Bedford Police at 241-3111 or Bedford Highway at 666-7669 to report downed wires or trees blocking roads. We also have been coordinately closely with NYSEG and Con Edison should power outages occur and they activate their storm damage assessment reporting systems. Our objective is to respond quickly and effectively to the situation.
Also, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 666-6530.