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Posted on: August 26, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Hurricane Irene ALERT - Friday, 7:30 PM

A category 2 hurricane is currently forecasted to hit Irvington tomorrow, Saturday evening. We expect high winds and heavy rain (up to 10") continuing into Sunday evening.

It is likely that this storm will result in local flooding, downed trees and power lines.

Residents should be prepared to be without power. For non-emergency inquiries and general information during or after the storm call our Police Department at 914-591-8080. IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911.

Village personnel have taken proactive measures to mitigate flooding and hazardous conditions. The Irvington Fire Department and Ambulance Corp as well as the Police Department will be on call, however we urge all resident to avoid travel during and after the storm.

Reminder: Please check your property for objects that could become projectiles in the high wind and cause additional property damage and a dangerous condition for first responders.

If you lose power, call Con Edison directly. The phone number to report electrical and gas service problems: (800) 75-CONED;

Please be patient after the storm and avoid un-necessary travel to give the Department of Public Works and utility crews an opportunity to safely clear roads and restore power lines.

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