Updated: Con Edison teams have briefed local officials and told them the extent of damage to the County by Tropical Storm Isaias means it may be Sunday night before power is fully restored in Larchmont, Mamaroneck and the surrounding area.
Mamaroneck Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson has briefed residents by robo-call each evening, saying Friday to be prepared to go as late as 11:00 pm Sunday without power. She said 75% of the Town was initially without power and 28 roads were closed.
The damage caused by up to 85 mph winds uprooted trees, entangled limbs and snapped power lines throughout the Westchester County.
The damage to poles, lines and transformers left 75% of Larchmont without electricity and in some areas without internet, said Larchmont Mayor Lorraine Walsh.
She said “the outage of this magnitude” – more than what was experienced during Hurricane Irene in 2011 – “has overwhelmed Con Ed crews.” Repair crews from outside the region are arriving to help get homes back on line.
Nearly every traffic light in the Village was out initially, with 15 roads closed by downed wires, poles and trees.
Many shops, salons and restaurants throughout the are, already suffering economic duress from the pandemic, are once again closed with no electric power.
Mamaroneck Village Mayor Tom Murphy said it was “unacceptable” and “absurd” that Con Edison did “nothing to prepare for the storm,” or bring in local emergency crews.
The following are locations where can you charge phones and other electronic devices:
Mamaroneck: Stephen E. Johnston Pavilion at Harbor Island Park between 9:00am-4:30pm
Mamaroneck: The Town Center, 740 W. Boston Post Rd, 8:30am-4:00pm
Mamaroneck: Hommocks Ice Rink Community Room will be open as a cooling and charging center, 8:30am-4:00pm
Larchmont: Charging station in Constitution Park by the benches closest to Village Hall. These are outlets, not USBs – so bring your own cords. There is no WIFI there but there is WiFi at the Larchmont Library from the lawn.