NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – The city of New Rochelle has announced the following cancellations as Hurricane Sandy approaches the area.
Garbage collection is canceled Monday and Tuesday, the city’s website said. Alternate side of the street regulations also are suspended.
The city advises residents in flood-prone areas to use caution and move before conditions worsen. Cars in these areas also should be moved to higher ground. Residents in low-lying coastal areas may relocate cars to the New Roc Garage.
Residents need to call 911 for emergencies, and report other matters to 914-654-2300. Power outages should be reported to Con Edison at 1-800-75-CONED.
Residents needing another place to go can visit the Red Cross’s emergency shelter at Albert Leonard Middle School, 25 Gerada Lane.
Emergency services will respond to calls about life, safety and health concerns as conditions allow, the city said. Residents are asked not to call for assistance with property damage or flooding.
Residents can sign up for emergency bulletins by e-mail, text, or cell phone on the city’s website or www.ready.gov.
The city also has announced New Rochelle City Hall, schools and the Hugh A. Doyle Senior Center are closed Monday.
The New Rochelle City Council's special meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed to a later date.
The New Rochelle Public Library and Huguenot Children’s Library are closed.
Habitat for Humanity of Westchester will remain open to help people; the organization also has cots available. People can contact Executive Director Jim Killoran at 914-403-4281 or e-mail email@example.com.
Check back with the New Rochelle Daily Voice for storm updates.