HURRICANE HENRI UPDATE: TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT. STORM SURGE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT. FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT. CHEMKA POOL WILL BE CLOSED - STAY HOME AND OFF THE ROADS

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HURRICANE HENRI UPDATE- 8-21-21

 

CHEMKA POOL WILL BE CLOSED ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2021

DUE TO THE FORECAST OF HIGH WINDS AND HEAVY RAINS, WE ASK THAT WHENEVER POSSIBLE PLEASE REMAIN HOME AND OFF THE ROADS. THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF TREES FALLING, ALONG WITH POWER LINES AND FLYING DEBRIS DURING THE STORM. STAY HOME AND BE SAFE.

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Some Safety Tips:
-       Make sure you keep all rechargeable items fully charged, such as cell phones.
-       Keep extra batteries in the house for flashlights, radios, etc.
-       If you have a power outage we do not recommend using candles. However, if you do, make sure to keep the flames away from any combustible materials.
-       Check on your neighbors, especially those that may be elderly, disabled or housebound.
-       DO NOT go out in the storm if you do not have to.
-       Report all emergencies to 911.
 
Emergency preparedness advice can be found on the Village website here  
 
Important contact information
• Verizon: MyFios App / 800-verizon / www.verizon.com
• Optimum: (866) 950-3278/ https://www.optimum.net/support/outage /send Tweet to @Optimumhelp
• Police Department: 914.478.2344
• Village Manager: office: 914.478.3420 / villagemanager@hastingsgov.org
 
WEATHER FORECAST
Sunday - Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 76. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
 
Sunday Night - Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
 
Monday - A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Southwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
 
Monday Night - Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. West wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
 
Tuesday - Sunny, with a high near 87.

CON EDISON MOBILIZING FOR HENRI, URGING THE PUBLIC TO STAY SAFE

Tropical Storm Forecasted to Arrive Sunday, 
Could Bring Fierce Winds, Knock Down Trees; 
Stay Away from Downed Wires

Con Edison is mobilizing extra crews to respond to any outages or other service problems that occur as Tropical Storm Henri moves through the area on Sunday.

The company has secured 1,200 mutual aid workers to restore service to any customers who are affected by the storm.

Those workers will supplement the Con Edison crews who will be restoring service to customers.

While the track of the storm and severity of the impact of the New York area are still coming into focus, Con Edison is preparing for a worst-case scenario. A storm with heavy winds can knock trees and branches onto overhead lines and cause customers to lose service.

The rain and tides could also bring flooding to the area. Restoration of service due to flooding in the underground electric-delivery system involves several steps. Those steps include pumping water out of a facility, drying the equipment, testing the equipment, addressing any environmental concerns, and making sure the equipment can operate safely and reliably.

Con Edison urges members of the public to stay away from downed wires, as they may be live. If you see downed wires, report them to your local police department or Con Edison by calling 1-800-75-CONED. Do not touch downed wires with your hands or any object.

For your safety, Con Edison workers may guard downed wires until crews make repairs. Our personnel may be in unmarked cars but will always have Con Edison identification.

How to Report an Outage

The company is sending e-mails to customers to warn them of the storm and explaining that Con Edison will have extra crews on the job.

Customers can sign up for text alerts at coned.com/text. Customers can also report outages and check service restoration status at conEd.com/reportoutage or with Con Edison’s mobile app for iOS or Android devices, or by calling 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633).

Customers who report outages will receive updates from Con Edison with their estimated restoration times as they become available.

Restoration Plan

The priority for restoration will be critical customer facilities that have an impact on the public, such as mass transit, hospitals, police and fire stations, and sewage and water-pumping stations. Crews will then prioritize repairs that will provide power to the largest numbers of customers as quickly as possible, then move on to restore smaller groups and individual customers.

Information on outages and restoration times is available on the Con Edison outage map.

Safety Tips

  • If you see downed electrical wires, do not go near them. Report them to Con Edison and your local police department immediately. 
  • Treat all downed wires as if they are live. Never attempt to move them or touch them with your hands or any object. Be mindful that downed wires can be hidden from view by tree limbs, leaves or water.
  • Members of the public also should avoid transformers that are brought to the ground. The transformers are gray metal drums attached to the wires and poles. 
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installing and using a portable generator. Never plug a generator into a wall unit, use it indoors, or set it up outdoors near open home windows or air-handling vents.
  • If a power line falls on your car while you’re in it, stay inside the vehicle and wait for emergency personnel.
  • If your power goes out, disconnect or turn off appliances that would otherwise turn on automatically when service is restored. If several appliances start up at once, the electric circuits may overload.
  • Charge your cellphones and other mobile devices while you have power.
  • Check to make sure your flashlights and any battery-operated radios are in working order. Make sure you have a supply of extra batteries.
For more tips on storm preparation, go to www.conEd.com.

Metro-North is suspending service on the New Haven line and Danbury/Waterbury/New Canaan branches tomorrow, Sunday, August 22 because of Hurricane Henri.

  • The last train from Grand Central will be the 1:53am to Stamford on Sunday, August 22.
  • The last trains to Grand Central will be the 11:35pm from New Haven on Sat., August 21 and 12:58am from Stamford on August 22.
We are also adjusting Sunday's schedules on the Harlem and Hudson lines because of the severe weather. Tomorrow, Sunday, August 22, Trains will run every two hours and there will be no service on the Wassaic Branch.
  • For Wassaic Branch customers, the last train to Wassaic will depart Grand Central at 12:10am on Sunday, August 22 and run express to Southeast, connecting with the 1:52am shuttle to Tenmile River, where it arrives at 2:25 am.
  • The last train to depart Wassaic will be the 10:15pm shuttle to Southeast on August 21, which connects with the 11:10pm express to Grand Central, where it is scheduled to arrive at 12:52am.   
For real-time service updates and information, customers may use the following options:  

OPTIMUM

Our Network Operations Center is closely monitoring Hurricane Henri as the storm approaches the tri-state area. At this point, Henri has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane that has the potential to cause damaging and destructive winds, heavy rain, and dangerous storm surges.

Henri may cause widespread power outages, and, as with every tropical storm, there is a chance your service may go out. While some outages cannot be prevented, as they're caused by downed wires and power lines, our fully staffed teams are standing by and ready to make repairs as commercial power is restored. We have made sure that our generators are checked and ready in case of any extended power outages. And we're in touch with local authorities and local energy companies to ensure coordination on any restoration efforts needed in the wake of Henri.

We know it's vital for you to stay connected during storms, and we want to assure you our teams are on standby and ready to go. We will continue to monitor the storm for any changes and potential impacts before, during, and after Henri makes landfall.


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