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Town of North Castle Office of Emergency Management
Sunday October 30th, 2011 :: 09:14 a.m. EDT
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NORTH CASTLE EMERGENCY INFORMATION AND TRAVEL ADVISORY. NORTH CASTLE WARMING CENTER TO OPEN IN ARMONK

GOOD MORNING,

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS FOR ALL NORTH CASTLE RESIDENTS EFFECTED BY THE RECENT WEATHER EVENTS

SUPERVISOR WEAVER HAS ACTIVATED THE NORTH CASTLE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND THE TOWNS EOC ON A LIMITED STAFF TO DEAL WITH THIS EVENT

NORTH CASTLE ROADWAYS & TRAVEL ADVISORY:

THE NORTH CASTLE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT HAS WORKED THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT IN AN EFFORT TO CLEAR OUR TOWN ROADWAYS. WHILE SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL HAS BEEN PERFORMED IN MOST AREAS, IT HAS NOT BEEN POSSIBLE IN SPOTS DUE TO ROADWAY CLOSURES. ALTHOUGH YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD LOOKS CLEAR AND OPEN MANY ARE NOT. IN ADDITION DUE TO THE TYPE OF STORM MANY ROADS CONTAIN BLACK ICE CONDITIONS THAT ARE VERY HAZARDOUS TO TRAVELERS. PLEASE LIMIT YOUR TRAVEL TODAY, SUDAY OCTOBER 30, 2011 TO ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ONLY. iF YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GO OUT PLEASE STAY IN AND SAFE.

BY STAYING IN YOU WILL BE ASSISTING OUR HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT WITH ROADWAY CLEARING AND ALL TOWN FIRST RESPONDING AGENCIES BY KEEPING THE ROADS CLEAR FOR THEM TO RESPOND AND HELP YOU AND OTHER RESIDENTS IN TIMES OF EMERGENCY.

ELECTRICAL POWER & CON EDISON

DUE TO THE WIEGHT OF THE SNOW AND ICE ON THE TREES THE TOWN HAS EXPERIENCED NUMEROUS TREES DOWN AND POWER OUTAGES. CURRENTLY THE TOWN HAS OVER 2600 HOMES WITHOUT ELECTRICAL POWER. tHE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ARE WORKING WITH CON EDISON AND THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TO CLEAR THE TREES, OPEN ROADWAYS, AND RESTORE ELECTRICAL POWER. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT WORK IS BEING PERFORMED TO RESTORE POWER EVEN THOUGH YOU DO NOT SEE CRWS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. FEEDER LINES TO OUR COMMUNITY MUST BE RESTORED BEFORE RESIDENTIAL POWER CAN BE TURNED BACK ON.

IF YOU HAVE NOT REPORTED YOUR POWER OUTAGE PLEASE CALL 1-800-75CONED.

AT THIS TIME RESTORATION DATES AND TIMES ARE PENDING. WE ARE IN CONTACT WITH CON ED AND HOPE TO HAVE THESE TIME FOR YOU VERY SOON AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE

DOWNED TREES AND WIRES:

IF YOU GO OUT OF YOUR HOME THIS MORNING PLEASE REMEMBER TO AVOID HEAVY TREE LIMBS AND REMAIN AWAY FROM DOWNED POWER LINE. pOWER MAY STILL BE IN THE WIRE EVEN THOUGHT THEY SHOW NO SIGNS. iF YOU ENCOUNTER A DOWNED WIRE PLEASE DO NOT APPROACH IT, KEEP ALL PERSONS AWAY, CALL THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

WARMING CENTER & NC4:

iN ORDER TO HELP OUR RESIDENTS, NC4 WILL OPEN A WARMING CENTER AT THE HERGENHAN RECREATION CENTER LOCATED AT 40 MAPLE AVENUE IN ARMONK. THE CENTER WILL BE OPEN AS A DROP IN CENTER TO CHARGE YOUR CELL PHONES, USE THE BATHROOMS & SHOWERS, DUE TO REPAIRS IN PROGRESS AT THE CENTER NO INTERNET SERVICE IS AVAILABLE OR JUST HAVE A CUP OF COFFEE AND WARM UP WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS.

CENTER HOURS WILL BE: 11 AM - 10 PM

MOVING FORWARD:

ALL TOWN AGENCIES AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ARE CURRENTLY WORKING TO MITIGATE THE DAMAGE OF THIS EVENT, AND RESTORE ALL VITAL SERVICES TO OUR RESIDENTS. THESE AGENCIES WILL REMAIN WORKING UNTIL THIS HAPPENS.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE SENT VIA THE NIXLE SYSTEM AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE. PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR FRIEND AND NEIGHBORS. PLEASE ENCOURAGE THEM TO SIGN UP FOR THIS INFORMATION DIRECTLY AT WWW.NIXLE.COM. yOU MAY ALSO CHECK THE TOWN WEBSITE FOR EVENT INFORMATION

STAY INFORMED - BE PREPARED - HAVE A PLAN

Address/Location
Town of North Castle Office of Emergency Management
15 Bedford Rd
Armonk, NY 10504

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 914-273-3207

David R. Lander
Office of Emergency Management
oem@northcastleny.com
914-273-3207

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