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Lewisboro Declares State of Emergency

Lewisboro Supervisor Peter Parsons said by doing so, resources are able to be deployed effectively during the storm.

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Town of Lewisboro Supervisor Peter Parsons has declared a state of emergency for Lewisboro and its hamlets as of Sunday at 7 p.m.

"In a 'state of emergency,' we're able to spend money on necessary measures during the storm without requiring the entire town board to assemble and approve the spending," he said.

For example, he's exploring the rental of illuminated signs to post at key locations around town to keep residents informed. In addition, he could deploy a private tree service to clear fallen trees as needed, he said.

Parsons encouraged residents to take necessary precautions and stock up on emergency supplies (click here for a checklist of storm supply preparations).

Beginning at 7 p.m., town hall will be used as Lewisboro's emergency command center; the phone number is (914) 977-8043. This number may be used for any to obtain information and to report such incidents as blocked roads. For emergency calls, locals are directed to use 9-1-1.

Residents are encouraged to use the town's website to obtain information and resources. In the event the host server goes down, an alternate website has been set up at lewisboroemergency.com. The sites will be updated starting tomorrow at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., daily.

In addition, the Goldens Bridge, South Salem and Vista Fire Departments and shopping centers in Cross River, Vista and Goldens Bridge will serve as information centers, with "old-fashioned" paper bulletins posted as needed, said Parsons.

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