We have been informed by the Westchester County Office of Emergency Management that the lower Hudson Valley is expected to see between 2 and 3 inches of rain and icy conditions later today, accompanied by high winds. There will also be a chance of localized flooding and the potential for coastal flooding, especially during high tide.
Please do your best to stay off the roads as much as possible this evening, as conditions are expected to be at their worst during the late afternoon and early evening hours. Additionally, please be sure to take all your regular storm precautions (charging cell phones, having flashlights and extra batteries nearby, avoid downed power lines), as this sort of weather often brings power outages.
In the event that you do lose power, please dial 1-800-75-CONED to report the outage, or use Con Ed’s app on your smart phone; you can also text REG to OUTAGE (688243) to get signed up for text notifications, but be sure to have your account number handy in order to complete the registration. You should also use this number (1-800-75-CONED) to report any downed poles or wires. Finally, be sure to check on elderly neighbors and friends and, if necessary, help them prepare for the bad weather too.
Stay safe, everyone!