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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.

Mayor: Tuckahoe Weathering the Storm So Far


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

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