>> NYSEG urges customers to stay away from downed power lines – even lines that appear dead can be deadly. NYSEG customers should call 1.800.572.1131 to report downed power lines or other hazardous situations.
>> Emergency generators can be dangerous. Carefully read, understand and follow manufacturer’s instructions when operating an emergency generator. Never run emergency generators indoors; operate them only outdoors in well-ventilated areas and away from windows and doors.
>> NYSEG reminds customers to stay out of flooded basements because energized wiring or outlets below the water line may pose a hazard. Natural gas service in a flooded basement may also pose a danger. If a basement or home is in danger of flooding, customers should contact their utilities to turn off electricity and/or natural gas service.
>> For electricity emergencies and to report power interruptions, NYSEG customers should call 1.800.572.1131.
>> For natural gas emergencies and to report suspected natural gas odors, NYSEG customers should call 1.800.572.1121.
>> The next update will be distributed at 9 p.m.
NYSEG RESTORING POWER FROM WINTER STORM
Brewster, NY, December 27 2010 (4 p.m.) – Local NYSEG crews, aided by additional NYSEG, Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) and contract crews are continuing to restore power across NYSEG’s Brewster Division service area, which encompasses southern Dutchess, Putnam and northern Westchester counties.
Approximately 7,200 customers in NYSEG’s Brewster Division were without power as of 4 p.m., a result of strong winds with gusts in excess of 55 mph. Continuing strong winds have hampered restoration activities and are also causing additional outages; however, NYSEG will continue restoration activities until all customers have had their power restored. Barring any significant additional outages, NYSEG anticipates having power restored to all customers by midnight Tuesday.
NYSEG will be distributing bottled water and dry ice for their customers from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Amawalk Fire Station #4, 2513 Route 35 (Amawalk Rd), Amawalk NY 10501.