Sunday, October 28, 2012

Town of Ramapo Hurricane Sandy Update 1

The National Weather Service is predicting that our area will be impacted by the storm starting late Sunday afternoon.  The height of the storm is expected from Monday into Tuesday, with effects lingering into late Wednesday.   Rain will be heavy, with a northeast wind 23 to 29 mph, and gusts as high as 43 mph.

We expect flooding, fallen trees, and downed wires.  Please stay indoors if possible.

Power Outages:
All power outages must be reported. To report an outage, downed wire, or other electric service emergency, please call Orange & Rockland's 24-hour toll free customer service number 1-877-434-4100 or go to www.oru.com/trouble.

Emergencies:
We would like to remind our residents to call 911 only for police, fire or medical emergencies.  Please call the Ramapo Police Department at 845-357-2400 for non-emergencies.

Highway Department:
The Town of Ramapo Highway Department can be reached at 845-357-0903.

Track the Storm & Updates:
To track the storm, please visit www.nhc.noaa.gov.  You can sign up for emergency alerts on this storm and other events at www.nyalert.gov. We will also be posting alerts on our website www.ramapo.org and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/townoframapo.

Sandbags:
Sandbags are available for Town of Ramapo residents at the Ramapo Highway Department, 26 Pioneer Avenue, today, Sunday, from 9:00 AM to 12 noon.  Supplies are Limited.

Water:
United Water customer service phone number is 845-623-1500.

Please take all necessary precautions.