SOMERS, N.Y. – Approximately 2,263 NYSEG customers in Somers remained without power at 10 a.m. Monday morning. NYSEG serves 9,088 customers in Somers.
To help the town see its way through the emergency, St. Luke’s Church has been feeding roughly 75 people every day between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. Among them are the local police, the state police, first responders, NYSEG workers and local residents. The program will continue until the emergency is over.
In addition, up to 100 people visit the church daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to get warm, have hot soup or coffee, recharge their phones and use the WiFi. If you have medications that require refrigeration, bring them to the church.
Il Forno, Le Fontane and Sweet Delites have donated hot and cold food on a daily basis. Many individuals are dropping by with donations of food, as well. The church is grateful for any donations.
St. Luke’s welcomes everyone in the area who needs assistance. The address is 331 Route 100 (at the intersection of Route 202), Somers.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are also available for all Somers residents at the Heritage Hills Activity Center.
The Somers Lions Club offers assistance to any resident who needs help with storm damage and cannot afford the service, is elderly or handicapped, or has another reason for needing help. Volunteers will come to your property to make immediate repairs if necessary, and to advise people about doing repairs and cleanup.
Some of the work the Lions will do includes clearing driveways and sidewalks to allow access to homes, roping off hazardous areas and tarping leaky roofs.
Contact Gary Forbes at 914-299-9689, Glen Karoglanian at 914-318-3305 or John Mancini 914- 760-4198. Or go to www.Somerslionsclub.org.
Cross County Locksmiths has offered its services as a drop-off center. Bring food such as bread, canned goods, bottled water, juice, cereal and paper plates, cups and utensils. Cleaning supplies and garbage bags, blankets, coats, socks, children’s clothing, diapers and toiletries are also welcome. Any kind of gift cards, gas cards or grocery cards are also helpful.
Donations will be collected on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 2 to 7 p.m. The address is 261 Route 202, Somers. For further information, call Eric at 914-774-0157 or Gina at 914-534-1130.
Town Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy reminds drivers and pedestrians to be careful at intersections, since many traffic lights are still not working. Such intersections must be treated as four-way stops.
The Monday evening session of Somers Town Court has been canceled.
Power has been restored to all polling places in Somers. Everyone should report to their usual local polling place.
Dry ice is available at the Somers Police Station in Van Tassel Park at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Monday.
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