Con Edison crews are working round the clock to restore power to the 70% of residents left in the dark by Hurricane Sandy. Power is being restored to more and more customers every hour but it will take time to get everyone back up and running. Our public works crews have completed 65% of priority clearances and we know that there are situations out there that need our attention. We will be getting to each and every one of them sooner than later.
PLAY IT CAUTIOUS – PLAY IT SAFE
ALL CITY ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
NO SCHOOL TOMORROW, NOVEMBER 1st, 2012
A State of Emergency is hereby declared in Mount Vernon, New York effective at 5:00 p.m. on October 29, 2012.
The State of Emergency has been declared due to Hurricane Sandy. The situation threatens the public safety.
This State of Emergency will remain in effect until rescinded by a subsequent order.
As the Chief Executive of the City of Mount Vernon, New York, I Roberta Apuzzo exercise the authority given me under Section 24 of the New York State Executive Law, to preserve the public safety and hereby render all required and available assistance vital to the security, well-being and health of the citizens of this Municipality.
I hereby direct all departments and agencies of the City of Mount Vernon to take whatever steps necessary to protect life and property, public infrastructure, and to provide other such emergency assistance as deemed necessary.
Bee-Line buses and Paratransit will resume service 5:00 a.m., Wednesday morning,
October 31st with some detours and delays due to blocked roads.
For complete schedule information, call the Bee-Line HOTLINE (914-813-7777),
weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or log on to www.westchestergov.com/beeline.
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS
HURRICANE SANDY CLEANUP
Heavy winds last evening uprooted a number of trees, damaging power lines and making the night dangerous for emergency service personnel. Public Works officials and Con Edison were forced to suspend cleanup efforts after heavy winds posed a threat to the safety of personnel.
A large portion of the city is now without electricity. If you or individuals in your neighborhood are experiencing a loss of power, please be patient. We are working with Con Edison officials to restore power as soon as possible.
For those who have lost refrigeration, please do not use candles – instead use battery powered flashlights, lamps or lanterns. Also, keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed, opening them as minimally as possible to keep the contents cooler longer.
If your home was damaged by a falling tree, contact the Mount Vernon Buildings Department to inspect the safety of your home. Do not take any chances. Structural damage should be assessed, your life and that of loved ones is at risk.
There are many properties that require our attention and we must prioritize and take the most serious conditions first. Please be patient. We are working as hard as we can to restore normalcy to you and your family as soon as possible.
Stay informed by visiting the city’s website at www.cmvny.com. For additional information contact Fraida Hickson, Director, Civil Defense at 914.665.2391.
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Mount Vernon, New York, October 28, 2012-With weather predications changing hourly, Mount Vernon officials are urging citizens to take caution while Hurricane Sandy makes her way through the area. “We’re as ready as we can be and hope that residents will heed warnings to take precautions as this storm passes through”, said Mayor Ernest D. Davis. (Read More)
Mount Vernon, New York, October 27, 2012 – City officials met to finalize emergency preparedness in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy hitting the area. “We still have a little time left before the storm gets to us but this is one of those occasions where I think we can never be too cautious”, said Mayor Ernest D. Davis.
The mayor called together his Emergency Response team made up of representatives from the Police, Fire, Civil Defense, Building and Public Works departments to review the City’s emergency plan and check the city’s readiness in the event that the mega storm hits the city hard. <READ MORE>