The City of Rye issued a resident warning in regards to Hurricane Henri late Saturday afternoon:
Earlier today, Henri was upgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane. The effects of the storm will be felt overnight with the storm entering the Sound Shore by early Sunday morning.
At present, a storm surge warning has been issued, with a flood watch beginning at 8 pm tonight through 8 pm Monday. We are expecting 3-6 inches of rain and winds approaching 70 mph.
The City is making emergency preparations for the accompanying flooding, rain and likely power outages. Beginning tonight, additional public safety and public works staff is being mobilized.
Please secure all outdoor furnishings and other objects that could be impacted by the high winds. All cars should be removed from City streets. If you park in low lying areas (Highland/Cedar lot etc.), please move your car to the main MTA lot. Parking enforcement in City lots will be suspended until Tuesday.
Pursuant to a State of Emergency Declaration, all local travel is prohibited between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm on Sunday.
The City will make regular announcements and provide updates as conditions warrant. Please refer to the list of contacts below to report service interruptions and emergencies.
1-800-752-6633 or online at www.coned.com (where you can also view service restoration information and the outage map).
Con Edison customers can sign up for text notifications at www.conEd.com/text. Customers can also text REG to OUTAGE (688243) and follow the prompts. You will need to enter your Con Edison account number to complete the registration process. Once you’ve registered, you will not need your account number to report or check the status of a power problem.
1-800-VERIZON (837-4966 landline services) 1-800-922-0204 (wireless services). or visit: https://www.verizon.com/support/residential/service-outage
Residential customer service: 718-860-3513 or https://www.optimum.com/storm and scroll down to “chat”
Non-emergency Rye Police Department:
For true emergencies, please call 911.