UPDATE----CONVERSATION WITH NYS DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CON ED OUTAGES
Release Date: March 16, 2010
I just spoke to John Gibb, Director of the NYS Emergency Management Office and Tony Sutton, Commissioner of Emergency Management. The Commissioner of Public Works and the Greenburgh Police participated in the meeting. I discussed my frustration over the length of time over restoration of power. I was advised that additional crews from out of state are coming in. The goal of Con ED and the Emergency Management team is for all service to be restored by Thursday night.
I have received many complaints from residents who are worried about trees leaning on wires or on their homes. We are trying to respond quickly and are coordinating efforts with Con Ed. Con Ed is trying to prioritize restoration of service based on primary feeders that will impact larger areas. Secondary feeders are worked on next. The police department will provide additional services to any resident who has medical needs. We can transport residents without power to the Theodore Young Community Center which has become a warming center/shelter and can provide them with oxygen.
Please be patient. I know it’s difficult.
What’s happening today –Con Ed is cutting trees off the wires, moving the wires from the broken poles to the side and opening up the roadways. This will enable out of state crews to restore the power.