Heavy Rain Forecast for Tonight and Tomorrow

I’ve just sent the following message citywide.  Please use caution during the storm and stay safe.

Good afternoon. This is the City of New Rochelle with a storm alert.

Para espanol, oprima numero uno. 

Heavy rain is forecast for our area, beginning this evening, then intensifying early tomorrow morning and continuing through tomorrow afternoon, with the possibility of flash floods.

We urge residents to avoid unnecessary travel and use caution, particularly during tomorrow’s rush hour, when the storm may be especially intense.

The City has already cleared culverts and catch basins in flood prone areas and will continue monitoring conditions. Additional bulletins will follow, if warranted.

Meanwhile, some of us are still recovering from the remains of Hurricane Ida. If you have not applied for FEMA disaster assistance, the deadline is Monday December 6. The City webpage www.newrochelleny.com/idarecovery has more information.

And for the latest on the current storm, visit newrochelleny.com/stormupdates.

This has been Mayor Noam Bramson.  Thank you for listening, and stay safe. 

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The New Rochelle Police Department is partnering with Attorney General Letitia James, District Attorney Mimi Rocah, and County Executive George Latimer to sponsor a gun buyback at Bethesda Baptist Church this Friday.  Details in this flyer.

Gun violence is a public health emergency that claims the lives of tens of thousands of Americans each and every year.  That is why New Rochelle is supporting this important initiative — one part of a broader strategy to make our families and communities safer.

Storm Recovery Update for September 10

Here’s the latest storm recovery update from the City.  Please note that pickup of construction and demolition debris requires an appointment, which must be made no later than Monday at 4:30pm.  More information in the message below.

This is the City of New Rochelle with a storm recovery update for Friday, September 10.

Para espanol, oprima numero uno. 

Please listen closely to the following information concerning construction and demolition debris, such as building materials, drywall, and lumber.

Construction and demolition debris will be picked up by DPW only by appointment, and you must contact DPW no later than Monday at 4:30pm to make an appointment. To register for debris pickup call 914-235-4654 or complete the online form at newrochelleny.com/debrisappointment. Debris will then be picked up on a rolling basis, as resources permit.

Construction and demolition debris is not ordinarily collected by the City. We are making an exception purely for storm-related damages and only on a temporary basis. If an appointment is not made by Monday at 4:30pm, then the collection of construction and demolition debris will revert to a private responsibility, as usual.

For other waste, DPW will continue operating on extended hours through the weekend. Please leave paper recycling at the curb until it’s collected. And, if you were not impacted by flooding, please, if possible, refrain from putting out standard household and kitchen waste this week. Finally, we are extending our summer collection hours through next week, so please have material to the curb by 6:00am.

Comprehensive and updated resources and links, including federal disaster aid and information from prior messages, can be found at newrochelleny.com/idarecovery.

This will be the last of our daily calls related to storm recovery, but the City will, of course, provide additional bulletins as needed whenever there is significant new information, and you can always check the City’s social media accounts for the latest.

This has been Mayor Noam Bramson. Thank you for listening.

Storm Recovery Update for September 9

Following is today’s citywide storm recovery message.  DPW will continue to operate on extended hours through the weekend, but backups at regional transfer stations are slowing down collection operations.  More detail in the robocall below.

This is the City of New Rochelle with storm recovery information for Thursday, September 9.

Para espanol, oprima numero uno. 

First, an update on trash and debris removal. DPW is operating on extended hours and will continue to collect waste through the weekend. Unfortunately, regional transfer stations are overwhelmed, which means each truck must wait hours in order to dispose of its waste before returning to the field to collect more. This is significantly delaying operations.

As a result, this week’s paper recycling pick-up may take several days to complete. Please keep your paper at the curb, and it will eventually be collected.

As requested yesterday, if you were not impacted by flooding, then, if possible, please do not put out standard household and kitchen waste this week. Limiting the waste stream will be a big help to our recovery efforts.

Construction and demolition debris, such as building materials, drywall, and lumber, will be picked up separately. If you have construction debris, to ensure it is collected, please call DPW at 914-235-4654. Detailed information about proper disposal of different items is available at newrochelleny.com/DPW.

Now, to repeat prior messages:

Comprehensive and updated resources and links can be found at newrochelleny.com/idarecovery.

Help is available for cleaning out homes and properties from the Fuller Center for Housing. For assistance, text 914-406-3357 or email jim@fullercenterny.org. To learn how you can volunteer or donate to help others, visit fullercenterny.org.

Representatives from the Bureau of Buildings are continuing to visit impacted neighborhoods to evaluate conditions and provide information, and all City fees for repair, disposal, or construction resulting from storm damage have been waived.

To apply for federal aid, visit disasterassistance.gov or call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362. We encourage you to register with FEMA, even if you’re not certain about your eligibility.

Additional updates will follow, as our community continues the recovery process.

This has been Mayor Noam Bramson. Thank you for listening.

 

Ida Recovery Resources

This flyer in English and Spanish provides links and contact information for a variety of storm recovery resources in New Rochelle and our region.  In addition, the dedicated City webpage at newrochelleny.com/idarecovery will be updated on a regular basis as recovery efforts proceed.  Please share with impacted neighbors.