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New Rochelle Update on Hurricane Irene

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - The City of New Rochelle has issued a storm update indicating that a State of Emergency has been declared.

Residents in low-lying and flood-prone areas are urged to consider evacuation.

Anyone at risk of being cut off by flooded roadways should strongly consider staying with family and friends or to an emergency shelter if they have no other options. Evacuation should be completed by 6 p.m.  Saturday.

Albert Leonard Middle School, 25 Gerada Lane, has been opened as an emergency shelter by the Red Cross for those in need of temporary relocation.

Emergency services will respond only to calls involving threats to life and safety, as conditions allow, particularly during the height of the storm.

Vehicles may be moved off street to meter spaces in City-owned municipal parking lots. Meter parking enforcement has been suspended citywide for the entire weekend.

PHONE NUMBERS:Call Con Edison directly to report all outages at (800) 75-CONED.

To report downed trees, call 740-6118 for non-emergency issues related to the storm, call 654-2300 or 2-1-1.

Additionally, it is recommended that residents take photographs of the current condition of their homes as well as the items that might be damaged by storm surges, high winds, and/or flooding.

These photographs can serve as a documentation of assets. Their condition prior to Irene may also assist with insurance claims.

The city will continue to issue regular updates through the City website www.newrochelleny.com; Facebook and Twitter; NRTV Cable Channel 75 and FIOS Channel 28; and automated phone and email messages.

City residents can subscribe to receive these emergency alerts directly through the City’s website at www.newrochelleny.com .

Click these links for a complete list of action steps www.newrochelleny.com/prepare ; www.westchestergov.com and www.ready.gov .

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: Emergency services will respond only to calls involving threats to life and safety, particularly during the height of the storm.

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