The following is an emergency alert from the Village of Scarsdale:
Good afternoon, this is Stephen Pappalardo, the Village of Scarsdale, Deputy Village Manager communicating to you via the Village's Emergency Notification System regarding Hurricane Sandy.
Current weather reports have Hurricane Sandy reaching landfall along the coast line in New Jersey early this evening. Anywhere from 2-6 inches of rain is expected in our area on Monday and Tuesday, with sustainable winds of 40-50 MPH and gusts up to 75 MPH realized during this same period. These hurricane force winds could topple trees and utility lines resulting in road closures and loss of electrical power.
In order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Village of Scarsdale, Mayor Flisser has declared a State of Emergency effective 12:00 p.m. today, October 29, 2012. In accordance with this declaration, all vehicular and pedestrian traffic on any street or public place within the Village of Scarsdale is limited to emergency vehicles and personnel.
Residents should stay indoors for the duration of the storm during this emergency period, to allow utility and road crews’ time to clear fallen trees and power lines and re-open roads. Village Police, Fire, Public Works and Water Department personnel , as well as the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corp. are prepared for the storm and will be on duty throughout the storm to respond to emergencies.
Please understand that for their own personal well being, emergency personnel will not work when weather conditions are deemed unsafe. Your patience and understanding in this regard is appreciated.
In the event of electrical power loss, please contact Con Edison directly at 1-800-75 CONED.
If you are in need of emergency shelter, the Red Cross has established a handful of facilities throughout Westchester with the closest to Scarsdale being the Mamaroneck High School Auditorium located on Boston Post Road in the Village of Mamaroneck. For additional locations, please visit www.westchestergov.com or call the Village’s Emergency Operations Center at 722-1150 for information.
In addition, the Village has activated its Emergency Operations Center, which will be open around the clock until further notice. Residents should call 722-1150 for any storm related issues. Residents should continue to call 911 for all emergencies, both storm and non-storm related.
The Village is in contact with the Westchester County Office of Emergency Management and will continue to receive updated information with regards to Hurricane Sandy. The Village will provide additional information about the storm as it becomes available on our website at www.scarsdale.com and through additional emergency notification advisories.