Storm Message 4 – Mayor Warns of Delays on Dry Ice Distribution, Special Senior Citizens Line Set Up

Written By: Robert Cox

Mayor.gifA fourth message from the Mayor on the Storm

Good morning. This is Mayor Noam Bramson, with another update on emergency storm response.

First, Con Edison will once again have dry ice available today at 90 Beaufort Place behind City Hall until 8:00pm. Yesterday, because of heavy demand, Con Ed’s dry ice supply periodically ran out, resulting in long wait times as new ice was brought in. We have asked Con Ed to have a larger supply on-hand today, but please be aware that delays are a possibility and plan accordingly.

Second, if you are a senior citizen without power and you need assistance with urgent, safety-related or time-sensitive matters, the City has established a senior help line at 235-2363, that’s 235-2363. Please do NOT call this number for routine or non-essential concerns. Other residents in need of social services can call the United Way’s helpline at 211.

Now, your update on general conditions, as of 11:30am on March 16th:

About 2,000 households in New Rochelle have had their power restored, but that still leaves more than 5,000 without service.

Con Ed continues to ramp up its field presence with the arrival of additional crews from throughout the country, and we anticipate significant progress on power restoration within the next 24 to 48 hours. There are still no reliable estimates, however, for any particular location. Furthermore, even in a best-case scenario, some scattered homes will remain without power until the end of the week.

We remind you again to please report power outages to Con Ed at 1-800-75-CONED or Report any threats to life or safety by calling 911. For other inquiries, please contact the New Rochelle Emergency Operations Center at 654-2212.