NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – In anticipation of Hurricane Sandy, The New Rochelle Daily Voice is reminding its readers how to prepare for the storm and phone numbers they can call in the event of an emergency.
The city urges residents to prepare for potential flooding and high winds by having an evacuation plan. Residents should also have a kit of household supplies ready if power is lost over several days.
New Rochelle residents can visit the city’s emergency management website for more tips on how to prepare, manage during the storm and recover after it passes. New Rochelle firefighters are also preparing for the storm and will be ready to respond no matter how big the storm is.
The city will issue updates through local media and its website, which will have the latest News Flash and Emergency Alerts, the city said. Information will also be available on the city’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. There will also be TV bulletins on New Rochelle TV Cable Channel 75 and FIOS Channel 28.
Although 911 is always available in an emergency, the New Rochelle Fire Department’s phone number is 914-654-2212. The New Rochelle Police Department can also be reached at 914-654-2235. The city’s Department of Public Works can be reached at 914-654-2131. Residents can also call the department’s automated phone tree at 914-654-2131.
Con Edison customers can report downed power lines and outages and check on when their power will be restored by computer or mobile device, the company said. Residents can also call 1-800-75-CONED or 1-800-752-6633.
When reporting an outage, residents should have their account numbers available and report whether their neighbors have also lost power, the company said. Customers who report outages will be called by Con Edison representatives with estimated restoration times as they become available.
Con Ed advises residents to pay attention to reports from city and municipal officials, and can rely on the company to provide updates as the storm moves closer. The company will be posting information on its website.
Check back with The New Rochelle Daily Voice for storm updates.