Rockland Supervisors and Governor Want Answers on O&R Storm Response and Preparation

24 hours after Tropical Storm Isaias marched through Rockland, New York’s governor says he wants answers as to why power restoration is taking so long. The Department of Public Service will look into storm responses by power companies in the state, including Orange and Rockland Utilities. The governor also declared a state of emergency yesterday including Rockland that provides local governments with additional clean-up and operational support. Orangetown supervisor Teresa Kenny says she’s thankful that it wasn’t worse…

Kenny and Rockland’s other four town supervisors have written a letter to O&R to express their “dismay and displeasure” with their preparation and response to the storm. Rockland County Highway Superintendent Skip Vezzetti says about a dozen poles came down along the causeway over Lake Deforest in Congers…

Vezzetti says we got much more wind and less rain than expected. For its part, O&R says they plan on restoring power to the vast majority of the 200,000 or so customers who lost power by Tuesday night, Aug. 11th.

If you don’t have power and you need some relief from the heat, there are cooling centers are available around the county. In Clarkstown you can go to Town Hall, the Street Community Center, the Pascack Community Center and the Congers Community Center. Haverstraw Town Hall, Orangetown Town Hall and Ramapo Town Hall are also available. O&R is doing a drive-thru distribution of bags of ice at Palisades Credit Union Park in Pomona today. The distribution will continue until they run out.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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