Larchmont's State of Emergency Lifted; Town of Mamaroneck to Be Fully Restored By Tonight

Updates from Town of Mamaroneck and Village of Larchmont officials on Hurricane Sandy relief.


Update from the Town of Mamaroneck (excerpted from the town's website): 

Message from the Town Supervisor

As of Saturday, Nov. 10, the only area waiting for power to be restored is Old White Plains Road. It is expected to be fully restored by midnight Sunday, Nov. 11. If you are a resident of this area and do not have power call Con Ed at 1-800-75-CONED and let the town know as well by calling (914) 381 7810.

The town is keeping a list of individual residences that have not been restored and is providing it to Con Ed. We need to get this information to them both from the individual customer and from the town every day.

FEMA and the County are running a recovery center at the Westchester County Center in White Plains providing guidance on reimbursement applications and various other services. The center will be open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

I'm thrilled to be able to able to report that as of Sunday we should all have our power restored and can begin to get life back to normal. I want to thank Town Administrator Steve Altieri and the entire Mamaroneck Town staff especially the Highway Department, Police Department and Fire Department for their incredible effort, coordinantion and dedication and performance during this crisis.

Town Supervisor’s Storm Report
November 8, 2012

The Town of Mamaroneck suffered the worst damage in history from Storm Sandy. Over 70 percent of the community lost power and over 70 roads were closed just eight days ago. Today we have only one road closed and close to 80 percent of residents have their power restored. We know that it has not been fast enough and we know it’s not complete enough, but we are lucky compared to other many communities in the county who still have over half of their residents without power and many roads closed.

The town was well prepared and organized for the storm and has operated at a very high level throughout the restoration process. We held daily emergency response preparedness meetings beginning Thursday, Oct. 26. I declared a state of emergency in the town on Sunday, Oct. 28. We lifted overnight parking restrictions in the town since the start of the storm. Administrator Steve Altieri and I have been on daily conference calls with the county and Con Ed since Oct. 30. We opened our Town Emergency Operations Center on Sunday, Oct. 29 at the Weaver Street Fire House. We also ran the town government from the Weaver Street Fire House since the Town Center also lost power. The Firehouse was running on generators. Fire Chief Brendan Collins and I gave our state assemblyman and congressional representative tours of the storm damage in the town to impress upon them the need for quick restoration. The town government returned to the Town Center with the EOC this past Monday, Nov. 5, when power was restored to the Town Center.

We opened a shelter at Mamaroneck High School as soon as the storm hit. The High School was heated and lit with generators because they lost power. We had over 30 people use or stay there the first two days of the storm. Because the weather was somewhat warm in those first few days, and people were not using the shelter, after Day 2 we closed it. As soon as the weather turned cold we opened up a warming shelter at the VFW at 1288 Boston Post Rd. That shelter has remained and will continue to operate as needed. We have had 10 to 12 people use it per day.

Westchester Joint Water Works' pumps and stations lost power and have been running on secondary power from a generator. We’ve impressed upon Con Ed and the county the importance of this critical infrastructure and the need to restore power to it.

I’m very proud and pleased to report that our town personnel have performed most impressively during this crisis. Town Administrator Steve Altieri; Highway Superintendent Lou Martirano; Ambulance District Administrator and Emergency Services Coordinator Mike Liverzani and Fire Chiefs Brendan Collins, Joe Russo and Noah Goldberg have worked nonstop since the storm. That is not a figure of speech. They literally have been working without much break or rest the entire time. Police Lt. Paul Creazzo, Detective Matt Melrose and Community Services Director Anna Danoy provided key coordination and outreach to their departments. Lou Maritrano has only been home twice in the past 12 days. The entire Highway Department led by Alan Casterella, has gone above and beyond the call of duty, putting themselves on the roads in the height of the storm and continuing to work extra hours every day to open up roads; clear trees and clean up storm debris.

We have worked hard to update residents each day with robocalls, emails blasts and website updates. Please go to www.townofmamaroneck.org to sign up for town communication if you haven’t already done so. With the help of Councilwoman Abby Katz and Jaine Eney, we have responded to 152 phone calls and over 300 hundred emails from residents.

Storm Sandy was truly a disaster and the town, along with Westchester County, has been declared an area of national disaster. The devastation has been severe. The restoration has been too long and slow, but we now have only one street closed and 300 residents without power. We have made progress.

I want to thank all of the residents who have soldiered through this disaster and found time to thank our staff or myself. It is truly appreciated. I want to commend and thank Steve Altieri and the entire town staff for their outstanding and ongoing work to restore the town to pre-Sandy conditions. We will continue to fight Con Ed every day to restore full service to the entire Town of Mamaroneck.

Update from the Village of Larchmont (excerpted from the village's website):

From Police Chief Poleway:

Please be advised that the Village of Larchmont has rescinded its “state of emergency” as of 5:00 p.m., Nov. 8. While electricity has been restored to a majority of the village, there are still some residents without power and Con-Edison line crews are continuing the restoration process until our recovery is complete. Please be reminded that there may be single houses that need to be energized and those residents are urged to call a licensed electrician and Con-Edison at 1-800-75ConEd or visit their website at www.coned.com.  We would like to thank all the residents of Larchmont for your continued support and cooperation during what has been a very difficult time.  Please stay safe.

Allison November 12, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Thanks for updates on the Village of Larchmont and Town of Mamaroneck. Would appreciate learning the Mayor's review and update from the Village of Mamaroneck?
Stefani Kim November 13, 2012 at 04:39 AM
Hi Allison, The latest update was posted on Friday on Patch and is also available here on the village's website: http://www.village.mamaroneck.ny.us/Pages/MamaroneckNY_EmerNews/019CE5E7-000F8513 I will keep posting updates as they become available. Best, Stefani


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