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Ossining Sets Up Hurricane Sandy Emergency Center

Ossining village officials set up an emergency command center Monday morning at 88 Spring St. in Ossining in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy hitting the area.
Ossining village officials set up an emergency command center Monday morning at 88 Spring St. in Ossining in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy hitting the area. Photo Credit: Nathan Bruttell

OSSINING, N.Y. - Village of Ossining officials opened the Emergency Operations Center Monday morning in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy.

There were no major incidents or accidents before the center opened, Village of Ossining Police said. In the event of an emergency, village officials are advising residents to call Village of Ossining Police at 941-5700. For non-emergency matters, residents are asked to call 941-4099.  Authorities also are advising residents to use caution during the storm.

"Just stay at home and avoid going outside," said Lt. Michael McElroy, Village of Ossining Police spokesperson. "Certainly avoid going near any wires outside or anything else that could be dangerous."

Officials are advising residents that all outages or Con Ed related emergencies should be directed to Con Ed directly at 1-800-75-CONED (1-800- 752-6633).

"Be advised the Ossining Train station parking is subject to flooding and that and all low lying areas adjacent to the Hudson River should be avoided during the storm," officials said in a news release. "The Village will monitor the storm and Monday will advise if and when the Village’s Emergency Shelter at the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, will be open."

Village Manager Richard Leins said previously that village officials would continue to advise residents during the storms.

“We will keep that open as an emergency shelter for those who lose power and heat,” Leins said, adding that flooding could also be a concern. “We are on the river so people should not park near the river if a storm comes through. We will make sure to notify people as soon as possible if a major storm does indeed hit our area on Monday or Tuesday.”

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