From the Village of Mamaroneck:
Good afternoon, this is Mayor Norm Rosenblum with the Village of Mamaroneck’s daily update on the village’s progress in recovering from Hurricane Sandy.
Assessment crews from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have toured and inspected the Village of Mamaroneck with the Police Department and myself. As of yesterday, a Presidential disaster declaration was issued making it possible for individuals to seek federal aid to assist in the recovery process. Registering is an important way to help get you on the path to a variety of recovery programs, and we urge people with hurricane-related damages to apply as soon as possible. To register with FEMA, please call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or via phone or tablet at m.fema.gov. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until further notice.
As of Friday, all roads and public rights which were closed due to downed trees have been cleared and opened. However, some roads remain closed because power lines are down and in need of restoration crews. The village’s Public Works' crews will continue to work throughout the weekend to clear the roads of brush and storm debris.
We continue to work with Con Ed to restore power to the village. As of today, approximately 75 percent of the village has power, with the largest number of residents still without power located in Orienta and Rye Neck.
Our top priorities are restoring power to the village’s critical facilities which include the, the F.E. Bellow Elementary School, Mamaroneck High School, Town Offices and Westchester Joint Water Works headquarters.
The power at Rye Neck High School was restored last evening at approximately 7:00 p.m. and phone lines at Village Hall and the Police Station have also been restored.
As of last night, the village, in conjunction with the Town of Mamaroneck, opened a warming center at the VFW building located at 1288 Boston Post Rd. The Mamaroneck Public Library has power and has been actively used by people seeking to keep warm and occupied. They have been showing free movies as well to help entertain the public.
Con Ed estimates that power should be restored to the vast majority of their system by next weekend. The village’s Declaration of Emergency (DEC) will remain in effect until all power is restored and the roadsides are cleared of debris.
Finally, I wanted to thank the and Police Department for the excellence they have demonstrated in responding to this emergency.