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Mayor: Tuckahoe Weathering the Storm So Far

Mayor Steve Ecklond addresses the residents of Tuckahoe, saying that aside from some power outages, the Village is managing the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

 

The following is a storm status report for the Village of Tuckahoe at 9 p.m.

There are numerous down trees and tree limbs all throughout the Village. 

There are in excess of one hundred residents without electricity.  Most power outages are as a result of the down trees.

Our DPW teams are cutting, clearing and where possible removing the down trees and debris. 

Our Police Department has closed off streets which have down power lines and trees.  There are some dark traffic signals due to the power outages so we continue to stress that there be no non-essential vehicular travel in the Village at this time.

Con Edison has informed us that there will be no restoration of electrical service until the high winds have subsided.

I anticipate that the Con Edison power restoration will not commence until sometime tomorrow morning.  I will be meeting with our local Con Edison representative early tomorrow morning to review their plans for repairing and restoring service in the affected areas.

I just left the Bronx River Basin at the corner or Yonkers Avenue and Elm Street and I am pleased that so far the river level is well below the point we anticipated at this time.

Our pre-storm planning and advance preparation work has proven to be very effective.

I have closed the offices for the Village Government services for tomorrow, Tuesday, October 30, 2012.  In addition, Village Court is cancelled.

Our public schools are closed tomorrow and Metro North service remains suspended along the lines that service Tuckahoe and Crestwood.

I will have another update tomorrow morning after a situation meeting with our Emergency Operations Team.

For your own safety, please remain indoors during this very dangerous storm.

Thank you for your attention to this.

Steven A. Ecklond, Mayor

jeff meyer October 30, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Thank you Mayor and God bless all of the workers and may He keep them safe. JM Tuckahoe, NY
Josh Semendoff October 30, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Ditto what Jeff said. I'm a fairly tough guy but I honestly would not want to be out there right now, sitting in my darkened house with the wind howling is bad enough. Stay safe!
Irene Theodore Heinstein October 30, 2012 at 02:29 AM
I now live in the SF Bay Area but always have the village where I was born and grew up in my heart. Glad to hear that conditions seem to be under control. May it remain so. Stay dry and safe.
Josh Semendoff October 30, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Hey Irene, village officials are managing but overall, throughout Eastchester, Bronxville and even Westchester, this storm has brought an unprecedented amount of damage, power outages and service disruptions.
Irene Theodore Heinstein October 30, 2012 at 03:43 AM
Josh, thanks for the reality check. The effects of this storm have been hard to predict and I realize it isn't over. This storm where trees can become killers, has brought back a memory of a hurricane in Tuckahoe when I was a kid which downed a tree in front of our yard. Luckily it fell across the street instead of into my brother's bedroom.

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