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Yonkers Police Provide Storm Safety Tips, Phone Numbers

Yonkers Police are giving residents tips to stay safe in the event of a snow emergency.
Yonkers Police are giving residents tips to stay safe in the event of a snow emergency. Photo Credit: Matt Bultman

YONKERS N.Y. -- The Yonkers Police Department is giving residents useful safety tips as a snow storm approaches the area.

  • There are some high winds expected so pay particular attention to downed power lines.
  • Please do not drive during the storm if possible to allow for easier snow clean up operations.
  • Have flashlights, a battery-operated radio or television and fresh batteries handy.
  • If you must use candles, please be careful and keep them far away from children and flammable materials.
  • Store adequate supplies of non-perishable food that don't need refrigeration.
  • Have bottled water for drinking and cooking.
  • If an electric pump supplies your water, fill bathtubs and other containers to ensure there is adequate water for washing and toilets.
  • Set freezer and refrigerator controls to their coldest setting to extend the length of time the food will keep.
  • Unplug sensitive electronic equipment – televisions, microwave ovens and computers – that could be damaged by lightning or sudden power surges.
  • Have a working telephone. Note: Cordless and digital phones will probably not work during a power interruption. Ensure your cell phone is fully charged.
  • Know how to manually operate your garage door if you have an electric garage door opener.
  • If someone in your home depends on life-sustaining equipment powered by electricity, call ConEd and let them know. It’s your responsibility to provide an emergency power source during any unplanned power interruption.
Important numbers to remember:

Con Ed Emergency: 1-800-752-6633

Yonkers Police Non-emergency: 914-377-7900

Mayor's Help Line: 914-377-6000

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