Final Update - 10/02 @ 6:36am
Our community was significantly impacted by the extreme precipitation our region experienced this past Friday, October 29. We greatly emphasize with all of our residents who are managing through aftermath. As a reminder, refuse and recycling collection was not fully completed last Friday. Today, Monday, October 2, the remaining refuse route from Friday will be collected first. Then, the regularly scheduled Monday refuse collection route will be picked up. In the meantime, crews will begin picking up this past Friday's collection of paper recyclables.
Throughout the week, the DPW crews will accept larger than usual collections at the curb. Construction debris (sheetrock, insulation, etc.) is not accepted due to Westchester County collection regulations. Please keep in mind crews may be running later than normal due to possible larger collections and more frequent trips to the drop-off center. Metal/appliance collection will move forward as regularly scheduled on Wednesday, October 5.
If residents have any questions on operations please call Village Hall at 914-738-8820.
Update 9/29 @ 4:45pm
Residents are advised Public Works crews were unable to finish their sanitation and recycling routes this morning due to the weather conditions. The Westchester County stations that we bring our collected material to will not be open over the weekend, therefore, collection will resume on Monday, October 2. If your garbage and/or recycling was not collected today, it will be picked up on Monday.
Additionally, beginning on Monday, October 2, we will accept larger than usual collections at the curb through Friday, October 6. Construction debris (sheetrock, insulation, etc.) is not accepted due to Westchester County collection regulations. Metal/appliance collection will move forward as regularly scheduled on Wednesday, October 5.
Wet weather is expected to continue throughout the night. Please monitor the situation and continue to call the Pelham Manor Police Desk is you require immediate assistance: 914-738-1000. The Pelham Manor Fire Department is working through their list of homes who have requested assistance, and will continue to do so throughout the weekend.
Update 9/29 @ 12:39 pm
The situation continues to progress with conditions being unsafe. The New York State Police Department was looking for a place to use as "home base" and we have welcomed them here in Pelham Manor. They will be operating regionally from our Village yard. This is a widespread state of emergency.
In Pelham Manor, if you need immediate assistance, please call the Pelham Manor Police Department at 914-738-1000 or 911 from a landline.
Westchester County and NYS have Declared States of Emergency:
Residents are advised that the County Executive has declared a State of Emergency for Westchester County, and the Governor has declared a State of Emergency for the Hudson Valley. The County has provided the following information on what to do regarding flooding:
Flood safety tips for residents:
· If possible, stay home and avoid travel.
· Keep alert for signs of heavy rain (thunder and lightning), both where you are and upstream. Watch for rising water levels.
· Know where high ground is and get there quickly if you see or hear rapidly rising water.
· Be especially cautious at night. It’s harder to recognize the danger then.
· Do not attempt to cross flowing water which may be more than knee-deep. If you have doubts, don’t cross.
· Do not try to drive through flooded areas.
· If your vehicle stalls in a flooded area, abandon it and seek higher ground immediately.
· During threatening weather listen to commercial radio or TV, or NOAA Weather Radio for Watch and Warning Bulletins.
Additionally, Metro North has suspended some service on the Harlem, Hudson and New Haven Line. There is no Hudson, Harlem, or New Haven service in either direction between Manhattan and The Bronx because of flooding caused by today's storm.
· Northbound Hudson Line service will originate at Yankees-E-153 St.
· Northbound Harlem Line service will originate at Wakefield.
· Eastbound New Haven Line service will originate at Williams Bridge.
Update - 9/29 at 10:53am
The Village of Pelham Manor has declared a State of Emergency, which avails us of additional possibilities. The roadways are in an unsafe state and we strongly advise everyone to stay off the roads. If you need immediate assistance please call 914-738-1000 or 911 from a landline phone. The rain is expected to continue.
Update - 9/29 at 9:15 am
Residents are advised roadways are beginning to be not passable. Do not try to go through swift moving water, it only takes 6 inches of running water to take your car away. You are encouraged to move your vehicle to higher, safe ground and put the e-brake on. If you need a basement pump-out please call the Pelham Manor Police Desk at 914-738-1000 or 911 from a landline phone. Please avoid unnecessary travel. Keep a flashlight with you. Our area is now under a flash flood warning.
If you lose power, notice must be given directly to ConEdison. You may report and monitor power outages through their mobile app, online, or by phone 1-800-752-6633. If you see downed electrical wires, do not go near them. Assume all downed wires are electrified. Report any downed wires to ConEdison.
Original message 9/28
Residents are advised a slow moving coastal weather system will bring heavy rainfall to our area late tonight through Friday night. The National Weather Service predicts between 2 to 4 inches of rain, with the possibility of some areas seeing 5 inches. Public Works crews have made sure our catch basins are clean, and will continue to tend to them throughout the day tomorrow. As always, our emergency response teams are ready to respond. If conditions are poor, please avoid any unnecessary travel. If you need assistance with flooding (basement pump-out from the Fire Department), or emergency assistance, please call the Pelham Manor Police Desk at 914-738-1000 or 911 from a landline phone.