NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – The city of New Rochelle has declared a state of emergency for residents in low-lying areas as Hurricane Sandy approaches, the city said Monday.
Residents in these areas were urged to evacuate rather than risk being cut off by emergency services and first responders in a predicted 11-foot coastal storm surge, the city said.
Residents can stay with friends or family or the Red Cross emergency shelter at Albert Leonard Middle School, 25 Gerada Lane.
The city will issue updates to local media and through its website, Facebook and Twitter sites throughout the storm.
Television bulletins will also be available on the city’s cable Channel 75 and FIOS Channel 28. Citywide emergency calls will be made as necessary.
Power outages should be reported to Con Edison at 1-800-75-CON-ED. Residents can call the city’s Department of Public Works/streets and highways department at 914-235-4029.
For sewer backups, call the DPW’s sewers and drains department at 914-235-3567.