CORTLANDT, N.Y. — Town and village officials around Cortlandt are reminding residents to be prepared to take Hurricane Sandy, nicknamed the "Frankenstorm" seriously.
Below is a list of measures taken by Cortlandt Town and Croton Village officials, and of emergency and nonemergency numbers that may be useful to residents during and after Hurricane Sandy.
Closings and Delays
Croton Village officials closed parking section H of the Croton-Harmon train station and are reminding daily parking permit holders that section F is at high risk for flooding. Although section F will not be closed, officials are advising commuters to avoid this section. These sections are located east of Veterans Plaza to the left as you drive into the station. They flooded during Tropical Storm Irene.
Shelters and Charging Stations
Croton Village officials say the Community Room in the basement of the Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Buidling, 1 Van Wyck St., Croton-on-Hudson, will be open to charge laptops and cellphones. The community room does not have wireless Internet access.
The Muriel H. Morabito Commuity Center, 29 Westbrook Drive, Cortlandt, will open in case of emergency. This center will be staffed by town employees and is powered by a backup generator. The community room does not have wireless Internet access.
Town officials will be at Cortlandt Town Hall before and during the storm as part of the emergency operating center. The supervisor and key staff will be at the center throughout the storm.
Cortlandt's emergency "Code Red" calling system will be implemented before, during and after the storm.
Residents can check the Town of Cortlandt Facebook page for updated storm information.
Cortlandt Town Highway Department: 914-737-0075. The Cortlandt Town Highway Department will be staffed throughout the storm, and blocked roadways should be reported via email or phone to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Con Edison: Town officials anticipate high winds and flooding may cause power outages, which must be reported to Con Edison to be repaired. The Con Edison hotline number is 1-800-75-Con-Ed, to report gas or electrical problems.
911: Officials ask people only call 911 for emergencies. An alternative contact number is United Way's 211 HelpLine.
County Parkways: Call Westchester County Police at 914-864-7700 for the latest county parkway conditions. You may want to check on major highway conditions across the county by visiting www.511ny.org. This site provides reports on roads across the county as well as statewide. It details closures, incidents and other helpful traffic and transit conditions.
Thruway: 800-THRUWAY for updated New York State thruway information.
Local road conditions: Call the Croton-on-Hudson Police at 914-271-5177, the non-emergency phone number.
Bee-Line Buses: 914-813-7777 for bus service status or 914-995-7272 and press 2 at the prompt, for paratransit status.
Metro-North Railroad: 212-532-4900.
Additional information about "go bags," and what should be kept in an emergency preparedness plan can be found on the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management website.
Stay with The Cortlandt Daily Voice for updates on Hurricane Sandy.