The City of White Plains Released the following Friday afternoon:
Power Restoration – Throughout Westchester County, Con Edison is transitioning to power restoration after concentrating on street 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 and they have only provided us with one crew for that purpose due to their limited resources.
The City is in constant communication with ConEdison and has been informed that additional crews are being assigned to White Plains today. These crews will commence restoration efforts. As restoration commences, you may see outage numbers increase as service will sometimes be shut down temporarily to make a repair.
Con Edison has advised us 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
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.
Hot Lunch for Seniors at 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.
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; forthose who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.
Youth Bureau Open this Weekend - The Youth Bureau, located at 11 Amherst Place, will have the following activities for children and families until 8:00 p.m.
- Friday evening: * Fun Reading* Board Games and Chess* Computer Use* Open Gym for youth and adults
All City offices are open: Garbage and recyclables collection is on the normal schedule. 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.