A message from the Commissioner of Public WOrks - what town did to prepare for the upcoming storm
A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS - PLANNING FOR STORMS LIKE THE ONE WE ARE ABOUT TO EXPERIENCE
I received the following message from the Commissioner of Public Works. Our town team has been trying hard to prepare for the storm -and for all storms and emergencies. Our employees care about you, your health and safety. Be safe!
This time of year, the DPW anticipates storm events and works to be prepared. We have surveyed the Manhattan Brook and removed accumulated sediment in key areas, cleared inlets of debris in areas with flood challenges, inspected parts of the Troublesome Brook and cleared inlets. Today, crews even boated down portions of the Saw Mill River to check for debris and obstructions to the flow.
In the event the storm does bring the predicted rains and winds, the DPW does respond, when safe, to remove trees from the streets, remove debris from Town drains, and support emergency operations. Our portable generators are ready to provide backup power to municipal buildings if and when needed, and we have multiple small generators to help energize signals at key intersections should power be out for an extended time.
In time of storm emergency, the main point of contact is the Police Desk at (914) 989-1700. The DPW resources will dispatch from the Town Emergency Operations Center where we have resources from other emergency units assembled to address storm needs.
Victor G. Carosi, P.E.
Commissioner of Public Works