>> 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 6 a.m. Tuesday
NYSEG MAKING STEADY PROGRESS RESTORING POWER
Brewster, NY, December 27 20109 p.m.) – With the strong winds and blowing snow beginning to taper off, NYSEG, Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) and contract crews are making steady progress in restoring power across NYSEG’s Brewster Division service area (southern Dutchess, Putnam and northern Westchester counties).
Approximately 5,500 customers in the Brewster Division were without power at 9 p.m. as a result of the storm; those customers are primarily in Lewisboro, Patterson, Pound Ridge, Putnam Valley and Somers. NYSEG will work throughout the night and continue until all customers have had their power restored. Barring additional power interruptions, NYSEG expects to complete restoration by midnight Tuesday. More than 15,000 NYSEG customers have been impacted by this storm, with approximately 9,500 customers without power at the peak of the storm.
NYSEG will be distributing bottled water and dry ice for their customers from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Tuesday at Amawalk Fire Station #4, 2513 Route 35 (Amawalk Rd), Amawalk NY 10501.