SOMERS, N.Y. – Power outages for New York State Electric and Gas customers in Somers reached nearly 88 percent with 7,982 outages at 8 p.m. Tuesday, thanks to Hurricane Sandy.
NYSEG was assessing the damage and had not provided any power restoration times, Somers Supervisor Mary Beth Murthy said.
NYSEG serves 9,087 customers in Somers.
The emergency shelter at the Heritage Hills Activity Center remained open indefinitely. About 200 cots, blankets and pillows were provided by the Red Cross and food was donated by the Salvation Army. Electricity and charging stations were also available there.
When dry ice is available, a CodeRED emergency notification alert will be made, with time and location of pickup. Residents can visit the Somers town website to sign up for CodeRED alerts. Only one bag per car is allowed. The amount of dry ice is limited, and NYSEG didn’t deliver enough to fulfill the demand, Murphy said.
Multiple roads in Somers have been blocked off due to fallen trees, including Route 202 between Somers Middle School and Brick Lane; Route 139 between Van Tassle House and Route 100; and Orchard Hill Road. Town crews cannot be sent to clear the trees until NYSEG has made sure the wires were dead.
Potable water is available at the Amawalk and Granite Springs fire stations, but residents must bring their own containers.
New York Sports Club in Baldwin Place is open for showers.
Some Somers businesses that are open include Fratelli Pizza, Il Forno, Imperial Wok, Somerfield, Froggy Deli, Sweet Delites and Bella Ella in Croton Falls.