Here’s a community by community update on emergency preparations and key numbers:
Harrison: Report flooding, downed trees, abandoned cars and other problems to the Harrison Police’s Command Center, 967-5111 x:0. All highway crews will be on duty to remove downed trees and two emergency shelters will be set up at the Harrison Avenue firehouse and at the new senior center next to the Mintzer Center. Both will open from late Saturday and remain open as long as necessary.
Larchmont: State of emergency in effect. Parking regulations in all village parking lots will be suspended as of 8 a.m. Saturday for the duration of the storm. Residents in low-lying areas should move their vehicles to these lots, particularly lot #3 at the railroad station. Non-emergency numbers are 834-1000 for police, 834-0016 for fire and 834-6965 for public works.
Mamaroneck town: The town supervisor declared a state of emergency in the unincorporated area of the town effective 2 p.m. Friday. All residents should prepare to leave their homes promptly if an evacuation order is issued. Residents who live along the Brook should start making arrangements now for possible evacuation. A mandatory evacuation order has already been issued for residents in the unincorporated area on Hommocks Road, Pryer Manor Road, Pheasant Run, Wildwood Circle and on Premium Point. These residents must leave no later than 5 p.m. Saturday. Following this order is imperative as emergency assistance and evacuation assistance will be virtually impossible during the height of the storm. The Mamaroneck High School Gymnasium (Boston Post Road Side) is opening at 5 p.m. Saturday as an evacuation shelter. If you require assistance getting to the shelter please call Police Headquarters at (914) 381 6100. The town’s Emergency Operations Center will open at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Weaver Street Firehouse. Periodic updates will be issued on the Town’s website www.townofmamaroneck.org and information will be broadcast on the Emergency Notification Telephone System, including neighborhood-specific instructions.
Mamaroneck village: State of emergency in effect. The village has issued a mandatory evacuation of low-lying areas: Taylors Lane, Colonial Court, Barrymore Lane, Shore Acres, Flagler Drive, Rushmore Ave, Greacen Pt, Skibo, Nine Acres, Orienta, The Crescent, Seven Oaks, Seahaven, Nautilus, Constable, Bay Head, Pirates Cove, adjacent to the Mamaroneck and Sheldrake Rivers or near where flooding occurred in 2007 — along Mamaroneck Avenue and Fenimore Road.
Officials advise residents that in the event of high velocity sustained winds, with downed trees and power lines, certain sections of the village may not be passable for first responders. Officials urge residents to secure all items in yards or other open areas that may be subject to strong winds. A temporary shelter will be set up at the Mamaroneck High School gymnasium located on Post Road. More information: www.village.mamaroneck.ny.us
New Rochelle: A state of emergency has been declared, and residents in flood-prone and low-lying areas are being urged to evacuate, preferably by 6 p.m. Albert Leonard Middle School, 25 Gerada Lane, has been opened as an emergency shelter by the Red Cross. Emergency services will respond only to calls involving threats to life and safety, as conditions allow, particularly during the height of the storm. Vehicles may be moved off street to meter spaces in City-owned municipal parking lots. Meter parking enforcement has been suspended citywide for the entire weekend.
The city website www.newrochelleny.com will have the latest News Flash and Emergency Alerts which will also be posted on the city’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Bulletins will be broadcast on NRTV Cable Channel 75 and FIOS Channel 28. Connect-CTY Emergency calls will be made as necessary. Residents can subscribe to receive emergency alerts directly through the city’s website at www.newrochelleny.com. Non-emergency numbers for the police are 654-2300 and 654-2212 for fire.
A complete list of action steps for hurricane preparedness can be found on the City of New Rochelle website www.newrochelleny.com/prepare, www.westchestergov.com and www.ready.gov.
Pelham: The town will open the Daronco House as an emergency shelter Saturday from 3 p.m. through Sunday. Pelham village has declared a state of emergency; residents should call the police at 738-2000 for any potential street closures and Pelham Manor’s non-emergency police number is 738-1000.
Port Chester: The village is posting updates on its website www.portchesterny.com. The police department’s non-emergency number is 939-1000 and the fire department’s number is 939-1661.
Rye: Instructions for flooding are posted on the town’s website www.ryeny.gov. For emergencies call 911 and for non-emergencies 967-1234. Residents of flood-prone areas were being encouraged to evacuate their homes for safety by Saturday evening. Due to the possibility of flooding during the overnight hours, the following parking lots are closing, effective 9 p.m. Saturday: Highland Hall Lot; Car Park #1 (Haviland Lane between Elm Place and Locust Avenue); City Hall Lot.
Rye Brook: AJP Community Center located at 32 Garibaldi Place is open as a drop-in center for rest and relief from the storm. This site is equiped with a generator in the case of power failure. Pump out requests need to be made through the Police Department at 937-1020. Threat to structure or utilities are a priority; water must be above 12 inches due to the size of the department’s pumps.