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The List: Power restoration, shelter, and dry ice information

Mar 10, 2017

Monroe County, the City of Rochester, RG&E and National Grid have been updating storm recovery, resources for help, and power restoration efforts.  Here’s the key information you’ll need to know:

On Saturday evening, Monroe County Exec. Cheryl Dinolfo said there's a website that collects a lot of the local info.  It is:

http://www2.monroecounty.gov/safety-windstorm

Shelters

MCC will provide emergency shelter in the Athletic Building.

Also, a shelter opened Friday night in Pittsford at Barker Rd. Middle School, 75 Barker Rd. It’s open until 6pm Sunday.

Pets

  • You’re asked to please bring your pets inside.

RG&E Information

  • There are 4,000 wires down in the region.
  • about 30,000 customers in Monroe were still without power (as of early Sunday morning).
  • RG&E has finished assessing the situation and is now in the restoration phase and expect significant restoration progress today.
  • RG&E expect to have 90 percent of outages taken care of by the end of the day Sunday.
  • RG&E has about 2,500 crew members working on restoration.
  • If you see a down wire, you should consider it live, do not approach it.
  • RG&E asks that customers recognize power restoration as a ‘multi-day’ event.
  • Dry ice & water can be found at these locations.

National Grid information

  • Most local customers were back on line by late Saturday night.
  • Cold weather is forecast for this weekend, with below zero wind chills expected. If you need shelter, you're urged to call 911 and be transferred to the shelter desk.
  • If you're using a generator, use it outside in a well-ventilated area, and not in a garage.