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Release Date: August 26, 2011


There is a hurricane watch in effect for the area, including the Village of Ossining.  Based on information to date, this could be a serious storm, which is currently expected to enter the region at approximately 9 pm Saturday evening, with hurricane conditions into Sunday afternoon.  Residents are urged to take steps to prepare for the storm, and additional information may be found on the County of Westchester website on emergency preparedness:


During the storm, residents are urged:

Stay off the roads-After 6 pm Saturday, driving should be restricted to emergency only;

Avoid standing and moving water ;

Do not drive around barricades placed on roads or otherwise;

Avoid downed wires;

Do not enter a flooded basement until the electricity has been turned off.

Residents with special medical needs requiring electrical equipment are urged to make plans now to assure their care, or if assistance is needed, call the Village of Ossining Police Department at 941-5700 by 3 pm Saturday.

The Ossining Community Center will be opened as an emergency shelter if needed; inquiries may be directed to the Police Department at 941-5700.

In the event of a power outage, call Con Edison at 1-800-75-coned or contact them at

The Village will provide additional details as they become available.  In the interim, storm inquiries may be directed to the Village of Ossining Police Department at 941-5700.



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