With Hurricane Sandy closing in, both the Tarrytown and Irvington school districts have announced that there will be no classes or other school activities Monday. Most public transportation as been canceled. Metro North, as directed by Governor Cuomo, shut down its service. It has stored its trains, and has taken measures to secure power lines and track rights-of-way. Bee-Line and Para Transit bus service has been suspended indefinitely.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced that the Bronx River Parkway is closed as of 6 a.m. Monday.
The village of Sleepy Hollow canceled its Halloween hayride scheduled Sunday for safety reasons. Those who bought tickets were advised to "hang on to your ticket and it will be honored next year."
The Village’s Emergency Services is recommending that residents take the following safety precautions:
-Have two days supply of food, water and medication available.
- Charge all cell phones.
-Have flashlights and new batteries readily available.
-Check on your elderly neighbors.
-All loose construction materials; such as scaffolding and ladders should be well secured.
-All lawn furniture and decorations, toys and garbage cans should not be left outdoors.
-Make sure your storm drains are clear of debris and leaves.
-Do not place leaves at the curb until after the storm is over.
-Generators MUST be left outdoors.
-For power outages call the emergency number on your utility bill.
-Call the Police Dept (631-0800) to report any fallen trees, power lines down and flooding conditions.
-For all emergencies call “911”
Garbage pick-up scheduled for Monday in the villages has been cancelled.
Con Ed has prepared emergency measures and brought in hundreds of workers from other areas to restore damage caused by the storm. Power outages can be reported to ConEd by phone at 1-800-752-6633.
The Village of Irvington released this message:
Preparations are underway in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy early Monday morning. Forecasts currently show the potential for heavy rainfall and damaging winds. As a result, we urge residents to bring in or secure lawn furniture or any other portable, lightweight items around your home.
The Irvington DPW has made sand available to residents to fill sand bags. The sand is located in the southern end of the Metro North parking lot on South Astor Street, adjacent to the Village’s salt storage shed. Shovels will be available. Please bring your own sand bags.
Because of the timing of the storm, Irvington DPW is requesting that residents be absolutely certain that garbage/recycling collection has not been cancelled prior to putting containers out by the curb. Information about garbage/recycling collection will be posted to the Village web site.
In the event of power outages residents are urged to contact Con Edison directly 1-800 75CONED (1800-752-6633), even if your neighbor has already called. The data gathered by these reports is extremely valuable to Con Edison. Please DO NOT CALL THE IRVINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT to report a power outage.
For all emergencies, call 911. For non-medical emergency needs, contact the Irvington Police Department at 591-8080.
The Irvington Police Department is advising all residents to shelter-in-place as conditions deteriorate. There are no plans to evacuate at this time and no shelters available.
If you are aware of anyone with a medical condition, frail or elderly and is believed to be at risk please check on their well-being or contact the Irvington Police Department at 591-8080.