County Executive Day: Power could be out in Rockland for a week

Power is out for thousands of residents in Rockland County, and County Executive Ed Day says it could stay that way for as long as a week according to O&R.

News 12 Staff

Aug 5, 2020, 9:47 PM

Updated 1,393 days ago

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Power is out for thousands of residents in Rockland County, and County Executive Ed Day says it could stay that way for as long as a week according to O&R.
The storm may be done, but cleanup continues as crews try to clear roads and restore power for the many continuing to sit in the dark - including News 12 in Rockland.
The sunny day put a spotlight on the destruction left by Isaias, knocking down trees and power lines and causing road closures, including in a New City neighborhood off of Route 304.

Orange and Rockland Utilities seconded that statement, confirming more than half of its customers were in the dark after the storm finally passed

As of Wednesday, nearly 39,000 people were still without power in Rockland.
"The resources we need right now are people who can cut wood. But the challenge is the lines have to be powered down before you can cut the wood. So it's a process right now," says Day.
More than half a dozen cooling centers are currently open in the county for residents without power.
Rockland County Cooling Centers:

Town of Clarkstown Town Hall
10 Maple Ave, New City
M-F 9 am – 5 pm
Street Community Center
31 Zukor Rd, New City
11 am – 10 pm
Pascack Community Center
87 New Clarkstown Rd, Nanuet
10 am – 6 pm
Congers Community Center
8 Gilchrest Rd, Congers
10 am – 9 pm
Town of Haverstraw Town Hall
1 Rosman Rd, Garnerville
M-F 9 am – 5 pm
Town of Orangetown Town Hall
26 Orangeburg Rd, Orangeburg
M-F 9 am – 9 pm
On weekends contact Police Dept.
Town of Ramapo Town Hall
237 NY-59, Suffern
M-F 9 am – 5 pm
If emergency contact Police Dept.
RHO Building
5 Club House Lane, Stony Point
CLOSED – No Power
 


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