Mount Vernon Department of Public Works Tropical Storm Isaias Update
August 5, 2020: 6:30pm
Customers Without Power — 6,474
DPW’s Storm Cleanup Operations are as follows:
Phase 1 — Clear all emergency roads of debris, tree limbs, branches, and tree leaders. Con-Edison currently has 7 line man crews throughout Mount Vernon clearing all entangled power lines and assuring the lines are dead and the site is safe for our Tree Trimmers to complete the work necessary. We currently have 25 locations with wires down and unsafe working conditions.
Phase 2 — Assess all downed Trees and prepare the site for a safe tree removal. Once a location is deemed safe, DPW will remove the hazardous tree within 1–2 hours, depending on the scope of work to be completed. We currently have 8 trees lodging on houses to be removed.
Phase 3 — Hand crews are placed in various areas to sweep, rake and shovel to remove all debris from roadways.
DPW will continue working with Con-Edison throughout the night to clear debris and restore power.
The Parks Department / Tree Crew will be reporting at 5:00am tomorrow morning to continue clearing all debris and remove hazardous branches and trees
We are asking residents to please be patient as we work through these troubling times. If you have a complaint or concern you may contact our 24-Hour Emergency Line (914) 665 — 2719 or Con Edison 1 (800) 75 — CONED (26633)