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Ida Remnants Leave Flooding & Scattered Power Outages

UPDATED, Thursday 8:30am

Rye Con Ed Outage September 2, 2021 1am

The remnants of Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc across Rye Wednesday evening into the early hours of Thursday. At 1am Thursday morning, just under 300 people in Rye were without power.

“We have trees down on Playland near Forest and on Purchase,” Mayor Josh Cohn told MyRye.com around midnight. “We have flooding on Brevoort, Midland, Forest, Milton, Kirby, Stuyvesant and in Indian Village. We have scattered power outages and internet/phone outages.”

The City asks ask everyone to be careful and stay off flooded streets and away from downed wires.

How have you been impacted? Leave a comment below.

UPDATED: The City issued an update Thursday morning:

The significant and intense rainfall overnight produced extensive flooding across the City. As many streets are still flooded, please avoid all travel to the extent possible. Stay away from abandoned cars and any downed wires. Con Ed is working to restore power.

City Hall and all non-essential City buildings will be closed today, The Damiano Center at Rye Recreation will be open as a cooling and charging station for those who need.

Please note that all bridges are closed from Indian Village to the High School and downtown Purchase Street is closed as well.

Barricades on flooded streets should not be crossed.

Please refer to the contact information below for any issues or emergencies.

We will provide updates as they become available.

Useful Contacts:

Con Ed:
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.


  1. My mom has lived in the same home on Lynden Street in Rye for over sixty years. I remember growing up in that home that torrential downpours followed by flooding was extremely rare in Rye for decades. Then more recently the extreme flooding has become an almost regular event where it has reached the point where you would be plain crazy to buy a home in Indian Village or on Midland Street or other neighborhoods prone to the extreme flooding. The dentist’s office operated by Dr. Nitschke where he faithfully fed his cherished ducks over those earlier decades is now an abandoned shell.
    How much longer before residents are forced to give up on Indian Village and these other neighborhoods as insurance gets too expensive and repairs are pointless?


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