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Clarkstown Schools Closed Monday And Tuesday

More than 50 Percent of O&R Outages Continue In Clarkstown

 

The Clarkstown Central School District announced that schools will remain closed Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 5 and 6. No parent-teacher conferences will be held. 

All schools that serve as polling locations will be open for voting on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Outage Information/Dry Ice:

As of early afternoon Sunday, 13,348 Clarkstown customers remained without power.  The initial number of outages in Clarkstown from Hurricane Sandy was approximately 24,000. 

O&R customers can check the "Outage Map" on www.oru.com for Estimated Restore Times (ERT). Those who do not Internet access should call 1-877-434-4100 for their ERT. Clarkstown is encouraging resident to call the NYS Public Service Commission to voice their opinions about O&R at 1-800-342-3377.

Orange and Rockland will be distributing dry ice today at the Old Grand Union Shopping Plaza on Route 9W and Filors Lane in Stony Point from 3 to 5 p.m.

Shelter: 

Rockland County and the American Red Cross continue to operate the shelter at the Rockland Community College Field House at 145 College Road in Suffern. Bedding and light snacks are available, all other personal items and medications should be brought with residents using the facility. The facility is pet friendly. The county is providing emergency based transportation for those that need to travel to the Red Cross Emergency Shelter located at RCC. Call 845-364-8747 for information.

The Congers Community Center is open today through to 10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. Residents can use the facility to charge electronics or warm up. Those residents planning to stay overnight should bring their own water, food, medications as well as cots or sleeping bags. The Congers Community Center is located at 6 Gilchrest Road in Congers.

Transportation:

No transit fares are being collected on TOR, TZx and TRIPS buses through the end of service today

Public Safety And Outreach:

The Town of Clarkstown and Rockland County remain under State of Emergency declarations. 

Rockland set up a phone bank for public inquiries at 845-364-2020 (Info Rock).

In the aftermath of the storm, residents are reminded to be aware of scams and to check all utility workers' identification. Residents are also advised to use extreme caution when approached by individuals and companies offering to do storm repair work. Repair work should only be permitted by licensed contractors.

Jacqueline Russo November 04, 2012 at 07:29 PM
That's 7 school days missed. When can these be made up? Can the school year extend into July?
Bradley Jensen November 04, 2012 at 08:38 PM
I think that there are so many breaks in the school year that the time can be made up, including extending school into late june/july if required. The most important item is ensuring the safety of our children when branches or whole trees are still falling while you wait for the school bus. School can wait. We are in a state of emergency and we all have to protect our families. People cannot be replaced.
Bradley Jensen November 04, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Perhaps the Mayans were right - December 21, 2012...
Brian Huang November 04, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Like last year, they'll be taken off breaks
Rhea Vogel November 05, 2012 at 04:11 AM
The devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy will be felt in Rockland for many weeks and months to come. As the umbrella organization for charitable giving in the County, the Rockland Community Foundation is responding to the needs of our residents by currently accepting applications for financial assistance to those most severely impacted. The Foundation is currently taking grant applications from county based non-profit organizations and individuals for the following funds: Community Crisis Relief Fund - Individuals and non-profit organizations Active Cares Fund - Non-profit organizations only Boulders Fund - Non-profit organizations only North Rockland Emergency Fund - Individuals and non-profit organizations Applications will be reviewed weekly, and grants made as funds are available, until further notice. Applications can be accessed via any of the following: • The Rockland Community Foundation website: www.rocklandgives.org • email: info@rocklandgives.org • phone: 845-947-286 • Rockland County Town and Village Halls (in person after November 8) If you have been fortunate to not been affected by this storm please consider making a donation to one or more of these funds. Donations can be made via: Check or Money Order made payable to the Rockland Community Foundation, P.O. Box 323, New City, NY 10956 or by Credit card or PayPal at http://www.rocklandgives.org. Contributions remain here in Rockland for those who need it most. Thank you.
Gregg November 05, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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