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[UPDATE] Due to Sandy, Mt. Kisco Declares State of Emergency

Emergency effective to 12:01 a.m. Monday, although it was not posted online in addition to other essential information.

UPDATE, 4:33 P.M. MONDAY:

Village Manager James Palmer explained the following, with regards to why the emergency wasn't posted and what its purpose is for:

"The State of Emergency was sent to the County Office of Emergency Management when it was issued.   Thus far it has not been necessary to enforce any additional restrictions on the community and therefore it was not widely distributed.  Its primary purpose is to help ensure that the Village and County will be eligible for federal  assistance if and when Federal funding for the disaster is considered." 

ORIGINAL STORY:

Following the lead of its neighboring towns, Mount Kisco has declared a state of emergency in response to Hurricane Sandy.

The state, signed yesterday by Village Manager James Palmer, was effective at 12:01 a.m. Monday, although it was not posted on the village's website in addition to other essential information posted. No expiration date for it is given, except a paragraph noting that it will be repealed with another order.

The state of emergency, according to the reading, directs all of Mount Kisco's departments and agencies "to take whatever steps necessary to protect life and property, public infrastructure, and provide such emergency assistance deemed necessary."

New Castle, meanwhile, declared its state of emergency on Sunday.

A copy of Palmer's order is attached as a PDF.

Harry Edgar Palacio October 30, 2012 at 09:53 PM
I was curious about who to get in touch with regarding the fallen trees and the trees on the verge of falling. For example, the huge tree almost completely uprooted, in front of the Mount Kisco Community Center on Maple avenue in all likelihood will destroy power lines, telephone lines and cable lines if left unattended. Also at potential risk are pedestrians, commuters, and children alike attributed to the current location of the Bedford Central school District bus stop situated directly in the path of the uprooted tree's trajectory. Thank you in advance for any constructive comments.

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