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Storm Update: 600 Without Power; Shelter Closed

The shelter opened by the City of White Plains closed at 12 p.m. today.

The City of White Plains released the following statement Thursday.

Dry Ice – There will be no dry ice distribution by Con Edison today.

Power Restoration – Con Edison has advised the City that approximately 600 households in White Plains remain without power as of today. Restoration crews continue to work in the White Plains area.

We have heard of people being informed by Con Edison that their power has been restored when that is not in fact the case. If that has happened to you, please call 1-800-75-CONED immediately to re-report the outage.

Con Edison has informed the City that homeowners who have had damage to the service on the side of their house must contact an electrician to address the issue before Con Edison can come in and hook up the service to a power line. Con Edison will not fix the service boxes located on the outside of homes.
If your phone and/or cable service is out, please contact your provider (Cablevision, Verizon) directly toreport the outage.

City of White Plains Emergency Shelter – The City of White Plains emergency shelter has been closedas of noon today.

The Recreation & Parks Department’s Halloween Tricks & Treats event is an annual tradition in White Plains. Although it couldn’t go on as planned due to the storm, it has now been re-scheduled for Saturday, November 9, Noon – 3:00 p.m., at Gillie Park.

Bring the kids for some belated Halloween fun courtesy of the Recreation & Parks Department!

Helping Out – Anyone who knows White Plains knows that we have a high level of volunteerism in this community. Not surprisingly, we have had a number of residents volunteer to help and want to acknowledge and thank those who have offered assistance. If you would like to assist, there are many opportunities to do so, from going door-to-door to donating food and blankets, please call (914) 422-1411 or go to the City of White Plains website, www.cityofwhiteplains.com for a listing of volunteer and donation opportunities.

Staying Updated - Those who do not have phone service at home because of lack of power may not be receiving the Mayor’s daily updates to residents. We understand that lack of information can be extremely frustrating. Here are some other options for those without phone service:

  • Monitor the City’s website, www.cityofwhiteplains.com.
  • Call the Storm Hotline: (914) 422-5150 (English) / (914) 422-5160 (Spanish).
  • Ask your phone carrier to forward your calls to your mobile phone;Check the City’s cable channel (Cablevision Channel 75 & Verizon Channel 47)
  • Go to the White Plains Public Library, where they are distributing hard copies of the updates.
  • Register your mobile phone and/or email on the City’s Code Red notification system. Hard copiesof the enrollment forms are available at the Library (return to City Hall in person, by mail or fax:(914) 422-1395) or click onto the Code Red icon on the City’s homepage, fill out the enrollmentform and submit it online.
  • Follow the Mayor on Twitter: @wpmayorroach.

Safety Tips –- Leave one lamp on to let you know when power has come back up;- Use flashlights or battery-powered lanterns instead of candles as much as possible, as candles area fire hazard;- Turn off major appliances. An overload could happen when the power is restored if all appliances kick back on at once;- Do not operate electrical generators indoors (this includes your garage), as it could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Only use generators in a well-ventilated area;- Never use the stove or gas range in your kitchen to heat your home;- Stay away from downed power lines. All power lines should be considered live;- If you suspect a gas leak, smell gas or hear gas escaping from pipes, shut off the main gas valve and open all doors and windows to ventilate;- Do not operate electrical generators indoors.

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 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Sat 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sun 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

White Plains YWCA, 515 North Street. Hours: Mon-Sun 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

New York Sports Club,City Center. Hours: Mon-Sun 5:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Planet Fitness, 33 South Broadway. Hours: Mon-Fri 5:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Weekends 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Library - The White Plains Public Library has returned to regular operating hours.

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