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Storm Leaves Over 1000 Homes Without Power

The Town of Mamaroneck issued a second storm alert via e-mail and phone on Sunday, March 14, reporting on the number of homes without power and warning residents to stay away from downed wires.

On Sunday, over 1000 homes in the unincorporated area were without power. By Monday morning, the count was down to 600, according to Town Administrator Steve Altieri.

Larchmont Fire Chief Richard Heine said Con-Edison reported there were 2400 Village of Larchmont customers without power over the weekend. That was down to 219 by Tuesday, with 175 of those related to the downed transformer on Monroe Avenue. Firefighters responded to 60 calls, which compares to the typical 2 per weekend. They pumped out basements at 13 residences and the Larchmont Temple.

Trees in Trouble

Mr. Altieri said no storm related injuries had been reported, but there was property damage. Falling trees and tree limbs accounted for much of the problem.

Trees are like us,” said Mr. Altieri. “They get old. The secret is to have them maintained and inspected periodically. If you see a dead limb, have it trimmed.”

Asked about uprooted trees,” Mr. Altieri said, “Remember, you had very wet ground. Wet ground becomes unstable and can’t support the tree. And then you have certain species of trees that can’t support their root systems.”

The damage could have been a lot worse, said Mr. Altieri. Trees have not started putting out leaves – a tree in leaf would have been even more vulnerable to storm effects.

March 14 Mamaroneck Town Message:

Hi this is Steve Altieri Mamaroneck Town Administrator with an update on our response to the March 13 storm. We have sustained significant tree damage that has left over 1000 homes without power. Con Edison has assigned a liaison to the Town and we have developed a plan for the re-opening of roads and restoration of power. Con Edision crews are in Town at this time working on the problem. Due to the extent of the damage we cannot provide an estimate of time for full restoration of power in Town. The order of priority is based upon the number of outages in a given area. If you leave your homes, please do not approach any down wires in the street or on your property. Please only use 911 for real emergencies. Thank you, we will provide further updates if conditions warrant. Thank you and goodbye

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