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In Cortlandt: 10 Roads Closed, 2,000 without Power

In a letter to the community, Supervisor Puglisi provides an update on current conditions and commends the restless efforts of emergency personnel and town staff.

In Cortlandt: 10 Roads Closed, 2,000 without Power

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Aftermath of Hurricane Irene Key Points:

  1. Con Edison is experiencing difficulties in providing dry ice due to the demand in the region.  Please check their website for updates at www.coned.com or call 1- (800) -75-CONED. 
  2. We went forward with our regularly scheduled garbage collection on Monday and will stick to the schedule throughout the week. Check the Town’s website for any changes at www.townofcortlandt.com
  3. Our Charles Cook Town Pool had to be closed today due to power failure.  We are in contact with Con Ed and hopefully will be able to open it later this week.
  4. Our Director and Deputy of D.E.S (highway, water, etc.) along with our Engineering department will be evaluating all calls and e-mails that come in regarding storm related issues (flooding drainage, etc.)  D.E.S. phone number is 737-0100 or Jeffc@townofcortlandt.com and Engineering phone number is 734-1060 or Edv@townofcortlandt.com.  Once again I thank you for your patience.
  5. We have ten remaining roads closed in the Town. (See more on this ). At one time in the height of the storm there were forty.  Our crews cut up and cleared the trees from the roads.  Some tree issues are more serious and need Con Edison crews to address the wires twisted in the tree branches. 
  6. Con Edison’s policy during this hurricane was to wait for the storm to be over and then make the necessary repairs to get power back up to the over 2000 residents in Cortlandt without power.  Once again contact Con Edison for power outages at 1-(800)-75-CONED. They are hopeful to have power restored no later than Thursday, September 1st.

To Our Cortlandt Community:

Thank you for your cooperation throughout this very difficult hurricane weekend and for your continued patience as we clean up from the storm’s aftermath.

I also want to thank all of our emergency services providers (firefighters, police departments, ambulance corps, paramedics, EMT’s, etc.) for their dedication and tireless efforts to protect our residents and families not just during a crisis event, but also on a daily basis.  We are very fortunate to have these men and women who serve Cortlandt.

 I can’t say enough about the town crews and staff of which many of them were out during the storm, preparing in advance for the storm and now in it’s aftermath to take care of our Town and it’s residents.

We held our emergency operations center (EOC) at Town Hall from 7 P.M. on Saturday evening until 5 P.M. on Sunday and coordinated the necessary activities from this center.

Our D.E.S. Director (includes highway) and our fire inspector, as well as, our town engineer, comptroller and personnel manager were with me throughout the weekend at Town Hall as we received information from all agencies and other levels of government to manage this emergency. 

I thank them all for their efforts.  We had our Red Cross shelter opened from Saturday afternoon through Monday morning where over twenty-five residents took shelter from the storm at our Community Center. We thank the Red Cross and our staff for coordinating this effort. 

Thank you again for your patience.  Earthquake tremors and a hurricane all in one week is enough for awhile.  I am sure you would agree!  Drive carefully and be safe!

 Supervisor Linda Puglisi

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