MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. – Here is some up-to-the-minute information about emergency procedures in Mount Kisco as Hurricane Sandy heads for the Northeast:
- The American Red Cross has opened five emergency shelters in Westchester County, including one in Mount Kisco at the Boys and Girls Club, 351 Main St. The shelters are free and have food, water and cots.
- Find a wireless location by going to Optimum and plugging in "Mount Kisco."
- To report a power outage, call Con Edison at 1 (800)-75-CONED. Calling Con Ed directly will allow for your power loss to be registered in ts computerized database.
- Residents are advised to operate emergency generators only according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Never run them indoors or in a garage. Operate only outdoors in well-ventilated areas, away from windows and doors.
- If any resident uses electrically powered life-sustaining equipment, call 1 (800) 572-1111 to register in the critical customer program.
- Residents are reminded to turn off major appliances to avoid overloading when power returns and stay out of flooded basements until an electrician can be summoned.
- The village is requesting all residents refrain from placing leaves and other debris at the curb and to keep catch basins clear of leaves. The Department of Public Works will return to picking up leaves and bags after the storm.
- For storm information, visit the Mount Kisco village website or tune in to WHUD FM 100.7 or WFAS AM 1230.
- Residents looking for more non-emergency information should call United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline, which offers information about shelters, evacuation routes, road closures, recovery services, power outages, donations, volunteer opportunities and other disaster-related services. The line is available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily with expanded hours possible during emergencies.
- The Bedford Central School District and the Karafin School are closed Monday and Tuesday.
- Ability Beyond Disability and The Mount Kisco Child Care Center are closed Monday.
- The Mount Kisco Library is closed Monday.
- Mount Kisco Emergency Preparedness Officials will continue to monitor and prepare for the storm and provide updated information throughout the event.
Stay with The Mt. Kisco Daily Voice for updates on Hurricane Sandy.