Pelham residents awake this Tuesday morning to continuing power outages, closed schools and businesses, as well as downed utility wires and debris after Hurricane Sandy battered the Pelham community for hours overnight.
Pelham Village Mayor Edward Hotchkiss declared a state of emergency Monday afternoon and the wisdom of that decision was certainly borne out overnight.
Emergency responders including police, fire and public works staff remain on alert as dangerous storm surges continue to threaten residents in flood-prone areas.
The National Weather Service issued a Coastal Flood Warning Monday night that includes Pelham Manor and other areas of Southern Westchester facing Long Island Sound. According to the directive, rising water conditions may continue on the Sound. Residents are cautioned by FEMA to shelter in place to avoid causing further risk to themselves or emergency responders.
- Pelham schools are closed for a second consecutive day.
- Public transportation including Westchester Bee-Line, Metro North and NYC MTA remains suspended.
Check in with Pelham Patch throughout the day for more updates on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.