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Westchester Remains on Full Alert, As Cleanup From Both Storms Continues

White Plains skyline during the Nor'easterWestchester County remains on full alert in the aftermath of Wednesday's nor'easter and as it continues to clean up from Superstorm Sandy. The county's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains fully activated, as it has been since Oct. 29 in response to Hurricane Sandy.

"The same rules that applied to Sandy apply to this storm," said County Executive Robert P. Astorino. "I urge residents to use common sense and err on the side of caution. Sandy claimed three lives in Westchester and every precaution should be taken to ensure public safety."

Astorino added that the presidents of Con Edison and NYSEG have assured him the increased manpower from outside of the county that is working on restoring power will remain in Westchester as the county recovers from this latest storm as well as Sandy.

Officers from the Department of Public Safety remain on 12-hour shifts to increase the manpower available to respond to emergencies on county parkways and to assist local municipalities as needed.

 

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