Storm Hub: Villagers Seek Heat, Shelter

Here's your guide to everything Sandy for Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown.

Shelters open, facilities offer help as thousands of citizens remain in the dark.

What at first might have felt like an adventure for some, has grown old fast. The nights are getting colder, the days shorter and Con Edison's restoration time is "pending" on the 3,300 or so customers without light or heat. 

Last night, the Community Opportunity Center opened its doors as a 24-7 warming shelter with all the amenities you'd need to get get fed, get rest, stay warm and informed. Read the full article on this here. 

The YMCA offered its locker rooms and showers to anyone in need, and you don't have to be a member. More on this and other local offerings here. 

Have something to offer? Need volunteers? What do you need right now and how can we help? Please share in the comments.


For nonemergency help, you can contact our local police departments:

  • Tarrytown Police: 631-5544
  • Sleepy Hollow Police: 631-0800

If you have an emergency, dial 911. For general information throughout the county you can also call 211.


Road closures and power outages

As intrepid commuters find a way to get to work, despite no Metro-North through Tarrytown, others continue to stay home.

. Things in Sleepy Hollow are relatively the same as when we last heard from Police Chief Gregory Camp on Tuesday.

For a map of local Con Edison outages click here. There are about 3,300 customers out on Thursday morning. Read more on this here.

Con Edison lists restoration time as "pending" only. Note also that number of customers does not denote number of citizens, as each household is measured as one "customer." So the numbers affected here are certainly much greater.


Cancellations and rain dates

  • School Closures: check Patch here for updates. School is open Thursday for TUFSD, save for pre-k. Washington Irving students are going to Morse and Elementary students have a two-hour delay. Pocantico district residents can check the web site for updates: www.pocanticohills.org; school is again closed here.
  • Trick or Treating in both Village has been postponed until Friday.
  • The Tarrytown Board of Trustees Work Session scheduled for Tuesday, October 30th, has been rescheduleld for Monday, November 5, 2012 at 7 p.m.
  • Phelps Farmers Market on Thursday has been postponed until next Thursday.

There is normal trash pick up today and alternate side parking in effect.

Do you know of an event cancellation? Or is your event still on and you'd like people to know about it? Please add it to the comment section attached to this article and update the event in our free Patch calendar to notify the community.


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Rich October 28, 2012 at 10:35 AM
For the latest advisories related to "Sandy" in the Rivertowns and Hudson Valley click here. www.tarrytownnyweather.com/wxadvisory.php For updates on conditions in the Rivertowns and Hudson Valley click here www.tarrytownnyweather.com
Em October 28, 2012 at 12:26 PM
What Tarrytown stores have generators that will keep them up & running in power outage & which places will be open to allow cell phones to be recharged?
Krista Madsen (Editor) October 28, 2012 at 01:17 PM
I will check on this, thanks for asking.
Jeanne October 28, 2012 at 02:55 PM
I am new to Tarrytown and am in an area that has had flooding problems before. In case of evacuation, where are we supposed to go? Can you please give specific locations/addresses? Thank you.
Krista Madsen (Editor) October 28, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Haunted Hayride in Sleepy Hollow is now cancelled; tickets to be honored next year.
Krista Madsen (Editor) October 28, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Mt. Pleasant Home Depot reports being sold out of: generators, sump pumps, sand bags, gas tanks.
double T resident October 28, 2012 at 11:33 PM
broadcasting a live stream of the mayhem live from Tarrytown www.justin.tv/wapizi
Jordan Becker October 29, 2012 at 04:08 AM
The Wells Fargo store on 350 S. Broadway will be closed Monday. I hope everyone in the Tarrytowns gets through this storm safely. I expect a lot of downed trees and power outages in our villages. Please monitor the storm carefully, and stay indoors--this storm will bring stronger winds than Irene did.
Deborah Bonner October 29, 2012 at 12:42 PM
So, no school, no metro north, no airplanes, but alternate side is in EFFECT??? I just called the police department and was staggered by this news... So, do I risk a ticket, or park on the "wrong" side of the street which is fully lined with trees and telephone poles???
Krista Madsen (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Hudson River is already up onto the sidewalk of Horan's Landing. Video on the way
Krista Madsen (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 04:49 PM
During Irene I hung out at McDonalds to do that, but not that many outlets there; they did have internet. Walgreens, C-Town report they will be open. There are outlets upstairs at C-Town, but no internet.
Rich October 29, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Starting to see some stronger wind gusts at 28 MPH, up from the Hudson River
Krista Madsen (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Alternate side rules are NOT effect today. Possibly Tuesday as well in Tarrytown; Sleepy Hollow has already said they are not in effect for Tuesday.
Rich October 29, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Starting to see some stronger wind gusts at 44 MPH, up from the Hudson River. Gusting to 51 mph at Westchester County Airport. www.tarrytownnyweather.com
Krista Madsen (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Due to pending storm surge, a voluntary evacuation has been issued along the Hudson River in Yonkers
ASleepyBoy October 30, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Why did I see a Sleepy Hollow Ambulance Corp SUV getting onto the Hutchinson River Parkway southbound this morning? You would think that after an emergency of this scale, all the official town vehicles should be.... in the TOWN?????
Jordan Becker October 30, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Wells Fargo in Tarrytown is closed again today.
Krista Madsen (Editor) October 30, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Just heard that county residents without power with overhead lines could expect a week before power restored.
Krista Madsen (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Great photo Tara, be careful out there!
Jerry Eimbinder October 31, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Private cars carrying less than three people have been banned by Mayor Michael Bloomberg from entering Manhattan over East River bridges for the rest of Wednesday and from 6 a.m. to midnight on Thursday and Friday.
Jerry Eimbinder October 31, 2012 at 08:03 PM
The four East River bridges restricting use to cars with three or more occupants are the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg and Ed Koch Queensboro bridges.


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