An update from the City of White Plains:
Power Restoration – Approximately 1,000 Con Edison customers in White Plains had their power restored last night. Con Edison has advised the City that multiple out of state crews have been assigned towork on White Plains outages today.
Throughout Westchester County, Con Edison is transitioning to power restoration after concentrating onstreet openings and safety concerns. City of White Plains crews have removed all trees blocking roads that do not have wires involved. If a wire is involved, Con Edison must participate in the removal.
As restoration progresses, outage numbers may increase temporarily, as service will sometimes be shutdown in order to make a repair.
Con Edison has advised the City that their restoration effort will be prioritized based on:
- The nature of the site involved (i.e. – schools, hospitals, nursing homes)
- Repairs that will restore the most customers as quickly as possible
Dry Ice – Dry ice is being distributed by Con Edison today at the Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue in White Plains, until 4:00 p.m. or until supplies run out.
Availability of Gasoline - The City has been advised by Federal, State and County officials that the gasoline supply chain remains intact and that gasoline deliveries will continue to be made. Many stations are currently low on fuel or have run out due to high demand. Deliveries are expected today and this weekend. Residents are being asked to be patient.
Gasoline Price Gouging – Westchester County Department of Consumer Protection is monitoring gasoline prices throughout the County. Consumers may report potential price gouging to County Department of Consumer Protection at (914) 995-2155.
City of White Plains Emergency Shelter – The City of White Plains emergency shelter remains open for White Plains residents who need shelter. The shelter is now located at the Community Center, 65 Mitchell Place in downtown White Plains. Cots and blankets will be provided. However, residents should bring with them personal care items, medications and a flashlight.
Residents may also want to bring a battery operated radio, books and/or magazines, non-perishable snacks and items to entertain children.
Showers - The following community facilities have generously opened their doors for White Plains residents without power to enjoy a hot shower. Please bring your own supplies, including towels, soap and shampoo. Also bring personal identification for registration and security purposes. Showers are available for those who need them at the following locations:
- White Plains YMCA, 250 Mamaroneck Avenue. Hours: Mon-Fri 5:15 am – 10:00 pm, Sat 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sun 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
- White Plains YWCA, 515 North Street. Hours: Mon-Sun 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
- New York Sports Club City Center. Hours: Mon-Sun 5:00 am – 11:00 pm
- Planet Fitness, 33 South Broadway. Hours: Mon-Fri 5:00 am – 11:00 pm, Weekends 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Hot Lunch for Seniors @ the Community Center - The City of White Plains Community Center, located at 65 Mitchell Place, will be serving hot lunches through its Nutrition Program this weekend, from 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.
Transportation to and from the Community Center is also available between 10:30 – 2:00 p.m. Reservations are required. Please call 422-1424 to make reservations.
Library - The White Plains Public Library will be open this weekend with extended hours on Sunday. Additional power strips will once again be made available to patrons to charge their electronic devices. Library Hours: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Disaster Assistance to Individuals & Households - President Obama’s Major Disaster Declaration for the State of New York, issued on October 30, 2012, has been amended to include Westchester County. The disaster declaration triggers the release of Federal funds to help individuals and communities recover from Hurricane Sandy. This means that Westchester residents can register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and apply for disaster assistance. To learn more about the types of assistance available and eligibility, register with FEMA via any one of the following methods:
- Apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
- Apply via smartphone at m.fema.gov.
- Call the registration phone number at 1-800-621-3362; those who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.
Recreation & Parks Programs – All Recreation & Parks programs for this weekend are on as scheduled. Ebersole Ice Rink is open for public skating: Saturday – 12:15 – 3:00 p.m. and 7:45 – 9:30 p.m. Sunday – 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (adults only) & 1:15 – 4:00 p.m. (general session).
Please check the City of White Plains website, www.cityofwhiteplains.com, or call the Storm Hotline at (914) 422-5150 (English) / (914) 422-5160 (Spanish) for additional information.