Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

October 29, 2012

Storm information


Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Emergency personnel planned to be busy through the night into Tuesday afternoon with high winds and the saturated ground expecting to make conditions treacherous in Niagara County.



Winds related to Hurricane Sandy began to pick up around 6 p.m., and the sustained 35 mph winds with gusts up to 55 mph were expected to remain in effect through 2 p.m. today.



The National Weather Service was projecting rainfall between 1.25 to 2.5 inches through Tuesday morning, on top of soaking rain throughout the weekend.



With that in mind, representatives from local law enforcement, government and utilities have advised residents to stay up to date on important information. They have also provided several phone numbers to call if assistance is needed.



The Niagara County Sheriff's Office and Emergency Management Office will be updating the Niagara Sheriff Facebook page on any new information regarding the storm. Alerts regarding the storm can be

found at the New York Alert website (www.nyalert.gov). Sign up for NY alerts at this website to

receive updates.  It is the goal of the Sheriff's Office and Emergency Management Office to provide as much pertinent information regarding the storm so that residents may be prepared.



National Grid officials report they have been preparing for Hurricane Sandy since early last week and customers had been advised to take precautions and prepare for the potential for a major storm.



Representatives from New York State Electric & Gas say the sustained 40-mile-per-hour winds and gusts of 60 miles per hour or more are likely to cause serious damage to its electricity delivery system, leaving some customers without power for many days.

• To report downed power lines call 9-1-1. 



• For electricity emergencies and to report power interruptions:

NYSEG: 1-800-572-1131

RG&E: 1-800-743-1701

National Grid: 1-800-867-5222

 

• For natural gas emergencies and to report suspected natural gas odors:

NYSEG: 1-800-572-1121

RG&E: 1-800-743-1702

• Time Warner Cable outage: 800-837-4966

• Verizon telephone outage: 800-504-3497

• American Red Cross

786 Delaware Ave.

Buffalo, NY  14209

716-878-2342



• Salvation Army

50 Cottage Street

Lockport, NY  14094

716-434-1276

• Area fire departments

Barker Fire Company, 795-3011

Cambria Fire Company, 434-8948

Gasport Fire Company, 772-7751

Hartland Fire Company, 735-3283

Lockport City Fire Department, 439-6611

Middleport Fire Company, 735-7872

Miller Hose Fire Company, 778-7544

Olcott Fire Company, 778-9252

Rapids Fire Company, 434-4502

South Lockport Fire Company, 434-4626

South Wilson Fire Company, 751-6079

Terry's Corners Fire Company, 434-4800

Wendelville Fire Company, 693-4747

Wilson Fire Company, 751-6038

Wolcottsville Fire Company, 542-4422

Wrights Corners Fire Company, 433-2759

 

• Online resources:

nyseg.com

rge.com

nationalgridus.com

facebook.com/niagarasheriff?fref=ts

http://www.wbuf.noaa.gov/