Resources and Information
As of Wednesday night, Bedford is still in a state of emergency and officials are requesting that no one travel on any town roads until further notice.
NYSEG has made limited quantities of dry ice available to municipalities. On the occasions that the Town of Bedford obtains dry ice, it is distributed at the Bedford Town House in Bedford Hills. These distributions are unscheduled and are subject to NYSEG making the ice available. Call 914-666-6530 or 914-666-4534 for availability.
Warming centers are available at each of the three fire departments. All non-essential travel on roads in the Town of Bedford is prohibited. The Town House will be closed this afternoon and Tuesday, reopening at 8:30am on Wednesday.
If overnight sheltering is necessary, the nearest Red Cross shelter is located at the Boys & Girls Club, 351 Main Street, Mount Kisco. Call 211 to make arrangements.
The town has dry ice supplies while they last; call 914-764-5511 to confirm availability. Follow Pound Ridge on Twitter https://twitter.com/PoundRidgeNY for the latest status updates. You can also visit their town alert page to see the latest notifications.
The town is still in a state of emergency as of Wednesday evening. There are three hot showers available on Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at John Jay High School. Bring your own towels and soap. You can bring your devices to charge as well.
Town hall is being used as Lewisboro’s emergency command center; the phone number is (914) 977-8043. This number may be used for any to obtain information and to report such incidents as blocked roads. For emergency calls, locals are directed to use 9-1-1. If you are in need of alternate shelter, please call (914) 977-8043, and arrangements will be made for you.
Residents are encouraged to use the town’s website to obtain information and resources. In the event the host server goes down, an alternate website has been set up at lewisboroemergency.com.
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Road closures and power outages
Bedford Supervisor Lee Roberts said the town has not yet been assigned a dedicated line crew to work with Bedford highway crews to ensure live power is cut before trees are cleared. Click here for more on Bedford-Katonah Road road status.
Over 28,000 homes and businesses in Westchester are without power.
Click here for the latest press release from NYSEG, which says the wait for power will be “lengthy.”
Outages as of Thursday 7 a.m.
Town Number of Customers Number of Customers without power Bedford 6,657 6,650 Pound Ridge 2,365 2,361 Katonah 2,414 2,409 Lewisboro 5,461 5,448 Somers 9,087 6,079
Click on the NYSEG outage map for the latest in local power outages.
To report downled lines, call ConEdison – 800-752-6633 and NYSEG at 800-572-1131 (electric); 800-572-1121 (gas). To report a life-threatening emergency or no power, by telephone, contact NYSEG Electrical emergency at 800-572-1131.
Dial 211 for up-to-date road closure information. Bedford police request that locals do not call police to inquire about road conditions. Dispatch staff will likely be unable to commit time to discussing road conditions.
Cancellations and closures
- Bedford Central Schools and Katonah Lewisboro are closed through the end of the week. Follow Bedford Central at https://twitter.com/BCSDNOTES to stay on top of the latest news during the power outage. K-L will send out communications through its email/phone blast system.
- The Bedford Hills Turkey Shoot has been cancelled.
- The Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps Live Auction has been postponed until Nov. 17
- Candidate night at Le Chateau is cancelled.
- Ladies Night at the Vista Fire Department is cancelled.
- SAT testing at Bedford Central Schools is cancelled for Saturday.
- The K-L SEPTA “Differences Day” is cancelled.
- The Mount Kisco Medical Group is closing all offices and emergency care centers at 1 p.m. Monday; all patients should call 244Mkmg to check on their appointment status rest of week, and should call 911 for emergencies.
- Local libraries (in Bedford and in Lewisboro) are still closed.
- The Katonah Museum of Art will remain closed until Tuesday.
For more information, click here for our “who’s open, stocked, selling” list.
Check back with Patch Thursday for updates here.
Four Sandy-related deaths in the region
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.
For the latest on everything Sandy, stay with Patch.
Patch’s full coverage
- Share Sandy Photos on Patch
- NYSEG Power Outage a ‘Long Duration’
- Volunteers are Tops in Sandy Recovery
- Who’s Open, Stocked and Selling?
- Road Closures in Bedford
- Bedford Declares State of Emergency
- Lewisboro Declares State of Emergency
- Flights Expected to Cease, PATH to Shut Down
- MTA Suspending Metro North, Subways, Buses as of 7 PM
- Red Cross Launches Multi-State Response
- AG Warns Against Price Gouging
- School Closings in the Hudson Valley
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