NYSEG to Double Dry Ice Distribution on Friday - 10 pm

Company to distribute 130,000 pounds of dry ice through Monday

BINGHAMTON, New York — August 6, 2020, 10:00 p.m. — NYSEG, a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc., announced that it will double its dry ice distribution on Friday in the company’s Brewster division, which includes Dutchess, Putnam, and Westchester counties. After distributing 14,000 pounds of dry ice today, the company received a shipment of 28,000 pounds this evening to be distributed to impacted customers on Friday. Through Monday, NYSEG plans to distribute more than 130,000 pounds of dry ice and more than 3,000 cases of water.

Approximately 17 ice and bottled water distribution locations will be available across the three counites in collaboration with local municipalities. Dry ice will be distributed to each municipality based on need. Customers are encouraged to visit the company’s website for the most up-to-date locations and hours of operation.

Currently, approximately 37,000 customers out of the total 102,428 customers impacted are without power in the Brewster division due to damage from Tropical Storm Isaias. The company previously announced that crews have completed their damage assessments. As a result, all customers impacted by the storm have been assigned an estimated time of restoration (ETR).

NYSEG also announced that crews will continue to work throughout the overnight, using rotations initially established during the storms’ impact phase. Overnight crews are expected to focus on emergency work near a substation as a result of a motor vehicle accident in the Town of Patterson, as well as restoring power to critical facilities identified by municipalities. Crews will also continue to complete necessary tree work overnight.

Ice and bottled water locations include:

Dutchess County

Town
Location
Supplies and Times
Amenia
Amenia Town Hall
4988 NY-22
Amenia, NY 12501
Bottled Water
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Beekman
Beekman Town Hall
4 Main Street
Poughquag, NY 12570

Dry Ice and Bottled Water
While Supplies Last

Dover
126 East Duncan Hill Rd
Dover Plains, NY 12522
Dry Ice and Bottled Water
While Supplies Last
Pawling
Pawling Fire House
1 South Street
Pawling, NY 12564
Dry Ice and/or Wet Ice and Bottled Water
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Putnam County

Town
Location
Supplies and Times
Brewster
Brewster Village Town Hall
50 Main Street
Brewster, NY 10509
Bottled Water
While Supplies Last
Carmel
Roller Rink Parking Lot
740 Route 6
Mahopac, NY 10541
Wet Ice and Bottled Water
While Supplies Last
Carmel
Knights of Columbus
10 Fair Street
Carmel Hamlet, NY 10512
Dry Ice and Bottled Water
While Supplies Last
Kent
Kent Police Department
40 Sybil's Crossing
Kent Lakes, NY 10512
Dry Ice and Bottled Water
Available 24 hours
Patterson
Patterson Town Hall
1142 NY-311
Patterson, NY 12563
Dry Ice and Bottled Water
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Patterson
Scotty's Liquors
74 Fairfield Drive
Patterson, NY 12563
Dry Ice and Bottled Water
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Southeast
Southeast Town Hall
1360 Route 22
Brewster, NY 10509
Dry Ice and Bottled Water
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Westchester County

Town
Location
Supplies and Times
Bedford
Bedford Town Offices
425 Cherry Street
Bedford Hills, NY 10507
Bottled Water
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Lewisboro
Lewisboro Town Hall
11 Main Street
South Salem, NY 10590
Bottled Water
While Supplies Last
Pound Ridge
Pound Ridge Town Hall
179 Westchester Ave
Pound Ridge, NY 10576

Bottled Water
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Somers
Somers High School
Route 2020
Somers, NY 10589
Bottled Water
While Supplies Last
Yorktown
Triangle Shopping Center
20 Triangle Center
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Bottled Water
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

NYSEG will continue to provide updates throughout the event to the general public on the company’s social media channels (Facebook and Twitter). The company also offers customers the following reminders to prepare for the storm and stay safe if power outages do occur.

Outage Information:

  • Sign up for Outage Alerts to receive updates automatically by phone, text, or e-mail as the company updates the status of the restoration process in their area. Customers can sign up for outage alerts by visiting here for NYSEG.
  • Customers can use the new NYSEG mobile app to report and check the status of outages. To download the application, customers should search “AVANGRID” in the Apple or Android app stores and select “NYSEG.” The application is free to download.

Generator Information:

  • While useful, generators can be dangerous if not used properly. To stay safe customers should always follow recommended safety tips.
  • Operate generators outdoors in a clean, dry, well-ventilated area and never indoors or in a garage.
  • Generators must be properly grounded.
  • After losing power, turn the main breaker or pull the main fuse block.
  • Generators that are directly connected to existing wiring systems must use double-pole, double-throw (DPDT) transfer switch.
  • All electrical connections must comply with the National Electric Code (NEC).
  • Do not overload generator with too many appliances.
  • Use properly sized extension cords in good condition.

Stay Away From Downed Wires:

  • Stay at least 30 feet from a downed power line.
  • If a downed wire comes in contact with your vehicle, stay inside and wait for help. If you must get out because of fire or other danger, jump clear of the vehicle to avoid any contact with the vehicle and the ground at the same time. Land with your feet together and hop with feet together or shuffle away; don’t run or stride.
  • NYSEG customers should call 1.800.572.1131 to report downed power lines or other hazardous situations.

During a Power Interruption:

  • Contact neighbors to see if their power is off. A loss of power may be the result of a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker.
  • To report a power interruption, contact NYSEG at 1.800.572.1131.
  • Keep refrigerators and freezers closed as much as possible. Most food will last 24 hours if you minimize the opening of refrigerator and freezer doors.

For additional information, including storm preparation tips, storm safety information, generator safety information, restoration priorities and emergency resources, visit Outage Central at NYSEG.com and on the company’s social media pages:

  • Facebook: @NYSEandG
  • Twitter: @NYSEandG

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