Scarsdale’s Mayor Miriam Flisser has declared a state of emergency in Scarsdale beginning today, October 29 at noon. The declaration grants the Mayor the power to “preserve the public safety and render all required and available assistance vital to the security, well being and health of the residents of the village.
What does this mean for you? The declaration prohibits all vehicular traffic and parking on any street in the Village from now (October 29, 2012 at noon) until the state of emergency is declared over.
Therefore, you cannot drive in Scarsdale and must take your car off the street immediately if you live in the Village of Scarsdale.
According to John Goodwin of the Village Manager’s office, “The prohibition of vehicular travel and parking on any street within the Village is necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents as it keeps residents away of potentially hazardous situations during the storm and prevents any interference with emergency response vehicles and operations. “
Also – please note that Scarsdale Village Hall is open today and personnel are busy at work.
Here are a few more storm related instructions from the Village:
- If you experience a power outage, contact Con Ed directly at 1-800-75-CONED. Calling Con Ed directly will allow for your power loss to be registered into their computerized database. Do not approach downed wires.
- If you do lose power and are able to access a computer, check the Con Edison power outage map here : http://apps.coned.com/stormcenter_external/default.html
- Call 911 only to report true emergencies (including fire, down power wires and persons in distress). The Scarsdale Police Department can be reached at 722-1200 for non-emergencies.
- Non-emergency storm related issues (including flooded roadways and downed trees) can be reported to the Department of Public Works during business hours at 722-1150.
Here is the complete text of the State of Emergency Declaration:
A State of Emergency is hereby declared in the Village of Scarsdale for a period of time beginning at 12:00 pm on October 29, 2012 and continuing in effect until such time as rescinded.
The State of Emergency has been declared due to emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Sandy in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the village of Scarsdale.
I, Miriam Levitt Flisser, as Mayor of the village of Scarsdale, herein exercise the authority given to me under New York State Executive Law, Artile 2-B, to preserve the public safety and hereby render all required and available assistance vital to the security, well-being and health of the residents of the Village.
I further declare that all vehicular travel and parking on any street within the village of Scarsdale is hereby prohibited until the State of Emergency has ended.