UPDATE: More Than 1,000 Rockland County Residents Still Without Power

Fourth consecutive day of O&R free ice distribution

Orange & Rockland reports as of 10 a.m. Thursday morning 1,295 county residents still lacked electricity. In Clarkstown, 409 residents did not have power and in Orangetown, the number of outages was 184. New City residents numbered 227.

is still telling customers that most will have power restored by midnight Friday but some may not regain their power until later in the weekend. Customers can check the outage map for updates.

Free ice will again be distributed in the parking lot at Provident Bank Park in Pomona from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today. The stadium is located at 1 Provident Bank Park Drive off Fireman's Memorial Drive.

O&R has a total of 8,886 customers without power throughout its service area. It has restored service to 98,909 customers affected by Hurricane Irene.

O&R safety guidelines:

  • Even though outages are being repaired, always assume a downed wire is live. Don’t touch or approach any downed wires. Call O&R immediately at 1-877-434-4100 and let line crews safely deal with the problem.
  • If your electric service is interrupted, call O&R at 1-877-434-4100 to report the outage. 
  • If you think you smell natural gas, call O&R’s Gas Emergency Hotline at 1-800-533-5325.
Anthony Marino September 02, 2011 at 12:05 PM
every one should deduct the money for the days they were without power from their O&R bill next month
Diane Mitchell September 02, 2011 at 12:51 PM
Just a stupid logistics question: how is someone who is without power and, therefore, without internet access, supposed to find out about the things that are available to them? O&R should be making calls to those homes - oh, yeah, the phones don't work either and cell phones are not charged after 5 days without power. Perhaps sending the O&R management team door to door to let people know (or better yet, actually bring the ice door to door) would be a better approach. O&R management failed miserably during and after the storm - perhaps they are just trying to make a better case to the Public Service Commission on how they need to raise our rates AGAIN so that they can do a better job next time . . . .
Anthony September 02, 2011 at 04:08 PM
Purchase a vehicle charger for your phone, not that hard to find. Most phones are now internet capable, and you can check through that. Drive to your library to access the internet. In this day and age, are people really that incapable of helpng themselves? Yes, I know there are people that are handicapped, blind, don't drive, etc.....then step up, be a good neighbor and take care of them.


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