Rochester, NY – NYSEG now has applications online for its Emergency Economic Development Programs for eligible businesses, municipalities, large residential establishments, agri-businesses and farms affected by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. NYSEG’s request to spend up to $7 million on these programs was approved by the New York State Public Service Commission on October 19.
Rochester, NY – NYSEG crews have now restored 92% of the 109,000 services that were interrupted as a result of the “October Surprise” snowstorm, primarily in the company’s Brewster, Liberty and Mechanicville operating divisions.
Brewster, N.Y. – (11/02/2011) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs, tonight formally congratulated Retired Specialist Arthur Hanley on his nomination to the Inaugural 40th District Veterans’ Hall of Fame.
Before Joseph Lhota takes over as head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, he can expect to hear two phrases from the Lower Hudson Valley’s state senators: “payroll tax” and “forensic audit.”
Bolstered by mutual aid support from as far away as Chattanooga, Tenn., Central Hudson crews continued their steady progress today in the methodical task of restoring service in the aftermath of a powerful storm that dumped up to 20 inches of heavy, wet snow onto trees that were still heavy with foliage and left more than 3 million Northeastern homes and businesses without electricity on Saturday.
Rochester, NY – NYSEG expects to complete 90% of its power restoration work in the company’s Brewster Division (parts of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties, where NYSEG serves 85,000 customers) by the end of Wednesday and the remainder of the work by the end of Friday.
A field force of more than 500 repair personnel, supported by hundreds of behind-the-scenes employees, is executing on a massive Central Hudson recovery mobilization following the rare October snowstorm that prompted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to declare states of emergencies in all eight of the counties served by the utility.
Last night, the entire Hudson Valley Region was hit with an unusual, late October snowstorm that dropped over a foot of snow in many areas across the region. The incredible weight from the heavy snow and ice caused many trees to fall, and in many cases, they fell on power lines, causing widespread power outages across the region.
NEW YORK –About 77,000 customers are without electric service this morning after a rare October snowstorm hit the region. More than 67,000 of the affected customers are in Westchester County; Staten Island has approximately 3,400 customers without electricity and The Bronx, about 4,100. The remainder are scattered in Brooklyn and Queens.