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Sandy Carves Destructive Path in Larchmont, Mam'k

As residents slowly came out to inspect damage after yesterday's storm, police and fire trucks patrolled the area to check for downed wires and other hazards to public safety.

 

Update 5 p.m.:  According to Town of Mamaroneck Administrator Steve Altieri, the storm produced exceptionally high tides in coastal areas at Hommocks Road and Pryor Manor Road which caused some homes to flood.

"The vast majority of the damage in town was produced by the high winds," he said.

Although Sandy seems to have retreated from the Sound Shore—at least for the moment—evidence of the havoc she's wreaked was evident throughout Larchmont and Mamaroneck early this morning.

From downed trees laying across roads, with their gnarled roots exposed, to numerous branches, leaves and upturned signs and garbage cans, it was clear that it would take time for life to resume as normal.

Currently, approximately 4,282 households in Larchmont and 5,277 residents in Mamaroneck are without power after wind speeds as high as 70 mph rocked the area yesterday. It is unknown when power will be restored. Traffic lights at intersections on Boston Post Road, Weaver Street and Larchmont Avenue remained out.

At Stop and Shop in Mamaroneck, doors remained open this morning, but the store was running on limited power and no perishable items were available for purchase.

From the Town of Mamaroneck's website:

As Hurricane Sandy starts to move out the town begins its evaluation of the extraordinary damage inflicted by the storm. Approximately 60 percent of the community is without power and seventy roads are closed due to downed trees and wires. Thankfully, we are not aware of any serious personal injuries.

Con Edison has assigned the town a liaison and we are working with him on a restoration plan. This is by far the largest storm that has come through the Sound Shore community. Patience will be required during the restoration process - even with the best of luck it will be a long process. The good news is that by working together and supporting each other we'll get it done as quickly as humanly possible.

We will be issuing further updates on the restoration of town services over the next 24 hours. 

Our Emergency Operation Center at the Weaver Street Fire House has changed. If you have storm-related questions you can call the new number, 834-5298.

Closures:

  • Mamaroneck and Rye Neck Schools
  • Mamaroneck Town Center
  • Larchmont Village Hall
  • Village of Mamaroneck Administrative Offices
  • Village of Mamaroneck Court

No garbage pick-ups in the Village of Larchmont (VOL) and Village of Mamaroneck (VOM) today. Parking permits will go on sale Nov. 7 for VOL residents and Nov. 8 for out-of-town residents.

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