Power restored for all but a few

March 19, 2010 8:37:19 AM PDT
Power has been restored for all but a few homes in the Tri-State area after last weekend's storm. On Long Island, 552 customers are still without electricity.

In Westchester, it's 833.

In Connecticut the power outages continue to go up -- 8,821 (3,151 in Greenwich) have no power.

While in New Jersey, 760 homes and businesses remain blacked out.

Utility crews continue to work on cleaning up and restoring power as some people still remain in the dark for a sixth day.

In order to get customers back on line, crews continue to get trees cleared up and out of the way. But in many cases, live wires prevented them from doing that.

Also, they've had to keep a watch on trees that were still standing, but were in danger of falling down.

Officials opened up the Theodore Young Community Center as a shelter for those without power Monday night. The phone of the center, located on 32 Manhattan Avenue, is 989-3600. If you know of an elderly resident/disabled resident who you are worried about who you can't contact and who may be out of power, please advise officials and they will check up on them.

Local governments will be gathering information on storm-related damage and turning these reports over to the county. The state Superintendent of Insurance has a special hotline for storm-related claims: 1-800-342-3736. Those impacted by the storm are advised to take photos of their damage and hold on to receipts that document damage.

Residents are reminded to stay away from downed wires and to notify their local police departments of any wires. People without electric power should make sure they notify Con Ed directly by calling 1-800-75-CONED. People without power in the NYSEG area (parts of northern Westchester) should call 1-800-572-1131. For non-emergency matters, residents can call United Way's 211 line for help. This helpline will have information about dry ice locations, road closures and any warming centers that may have been set up by local communities. Hours of operations are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. If you have trouble accessing 211, you may call 1-800-899-1479.