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Post-Sandy Latest for the Town of Ossining

Leave your storm debris curbside, most Con Edison service restored and more post-Sandy updates.

What a beautiful day Sunday and most of Monday were, hard to believe what we just lived through. As you can see from the news many many have nothing their homes/businesses were destroyed. They have needs for so much... great organizations like the Ossining Village Police PBA and the Fire Houses as well as businesses and service organizations have collected items to send down to lower Manhattan, Staten Island, communities like Long Beach and many Long Island communities. Great examples of paying it forward and helping your neighbor no matter where they live.

Con Ed has announced that our community is completely on power except for a few people with extensive damage. Is this true? Is there anyone out there without power? PLEASE is important that we find out if anyone is... Please check your neighbors and make sure they have power. If not call 1-800-75CONED and get a work order.

Verizon and Cablevision issues - do you have any? Again please let us know so we can stay on top of the issues.

As you see much of the debris is being picked up. Please make sure it is manageable sizes and separate the logs and branches from the leaves.  You must have it by the curb no municipal employee will go into your yard. This should be done in a timely manner, we are looking at or about November 25th. Briarcliff has stated the Nov 25th is the cutoff date for their municipal pickup and after that it is the responsibility of the homeowner.

FEMA and Small Business Administration info below. Please make sure that anyone who comes to your home or business identifies themselves with their official name badges. No one has started to come around in this area so please exercise caution on giving out information to anyone. They will also have a registration number that was given to you when you registered with FEMA. There are also no pre-approved FEMA contractors so please if anyone says that they are call your Police Department.

Beginning Thursday we will close out this Storm Update and by Monday, I hope Friday, but you never know what will happen, we will issue a Supervisor’s update concerning items like the budget and more case studies concerning the operations of the Town General and the Unincorporated Area.

Thank you, each of you the residents, all for your input that helped us get through this. This community the Villages of Briarcliff Manor and Ossining and Unincorporated Area got through this very trying time with few scars, just exhausted people. Much thanks goes to the Administrations of the Municipalities, the Police Forces of each municipality as well as Fire and Ambulance services. The employees that worked long hours with the crews from Con Ed/outside Contractors were outstanding and their job continues because now the debris must be collected and accounted for so the municipalities can get reimbursed by FEMA. Our Con Ed liaisons worked 12-15 hours per day for these communalities and we are thankful for them.  Now upper management of Con Ed that is another story. Our gas lines were not as long as other communities but they were there.

We will be attending many debriefing meetings both locally, county wide and state wide. I would love to have your suggestions to share with these groups. Please feel free to send me an e-mail.

Again thanks for the cooperation and team effort.

Sue

Bruce November 14, 2012 at 02:34 PM
The various towns might want to consider installing propane or natural gas driven power generators for use by critical services such as the ability for gas stations to pump fuel, emergency shelters and heating stations etc. Perhaps a tax credit system for home owners, gas stations and local hotels as an incentive to install such systems as a back up for what might be a stormier world as global climate change and ocean temperature rise continues. You might want to revise certain local building codes and also consider putting main line power systems underground.

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