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Police, DPW Prepare for Sandy in Tuckahoe

Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Ecklond addresses the residents of the village on what actions are being taken just before the onset of Hurricane Sandy.

 

Update on Hurricane Sandy from Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Ecklond

 Dear Tuckahoe Resident,  

The Village of Tuckahoe is well prepared for this storm and I want to provide you with a brief update.  

Our Department of Public Works has been working to secure any loose items in our parks and along streets which could become dislodged and airborne. 

They have been clearing debris from catch basins and storm drains to allow for maximum rain flow.   

Extra protection to the river bank along Yonkers Avenue has been taken through the placement of concrete barriers to alleviate some of the anticipated flooding condition in that area.  

Our Police Department is prepared for emergencies and has staged traffic control barrier equipment at key intersections to assist in the event there is a loss of power to traffic signals.  

Both our Police and Department of Public Works are on alert and have prepared staff to respond during and after the Hurricane passes through our Village.  

This morning at 10 a.m. I, along with our Police Chief and DPW Superintendent participated in a municipal conference call with the Westchester County Office of Emergency Management to discuss and share information on steps that the Village has taken in preparation of this event. 

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We were briefed by the County OEM on coordination efforts that the County, our neighboring municipalities and local utilities are taking in advance of and during the storm.  

I have declared a State of Emergency for the Village of Tuckahoe effective 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, due to the hazardous storm conditions presented by Hurricane Sandy.  

I am confident that we have taken all appropriate advance steps to safeguard our residents and we will continue to monitor the progress of the storm and adjust our resources as needed throughout this event.  

Further information for our public is available on the Village of Tuckahoe’s cable government access channel (Ch. 75 Cablevision / Ch. 26 Verizon) and village website www.tuckahoe.com.  

Sincerely,
Steven A. Ecklond, Mayor

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