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.