Please be informed that due to the predicted high wind weather event forecasted for Sunday – Monday (2/24-2/25), our police & fire first responders, highways & parks, buildings & grounds, water filtration & wastewater personnel are prepared and ready for the storm. During the high winds we will be taking all safety precautions and as soon as it is safe, we will be out to perform all duties. We are also in communication with NYSEG in preparation for potential power lines and outage issues
If traffic signals are not working, treat them as if they are a four way stop. If you are experiencing issues, like downed trees and/or power lines, due to the wind storm, please contact our police Nonemergency Line 716.433.7700 (manned 24/7) and they will contact the appropriate department to handle the issue. If you are experiencing an emergency dial 911.
Below are some important tips to follow if power outages occur.
Due to high winds some areas may experience power failures: When a power failure lasts, certain risks to health and safety increase, such as the risk of fire, carbon monoxide poisoning and food poisoning.
- Have an emergency kit on hand, including batteries and light sources. If your life or that of a relative depends on a life-support apparatus that operates electrically, have an emergency power source available or plan to go to the home of a family member or friend if necessary.
- Avoid frequent opening of the refrigerator or freezer door, to ensure that the food lasts longer.
- Sort the food in case of a prolonged power failure.
- Do not use an outdoor cooking appliance indoors (propane barbecue, hibachi-style grill, etc.).
- Lower the thermostats to a minimum to avoid an overload when the power is restored.
- Keep a lamp plugged in to know when the power is restored.
- Flush the toilet and partially open the taps to run a small amount of water several times a day, to prevent the pipes from freezing, unless the municipality advises otherwise.
- Follow the operating instructions for your backup heating system.
- Follow the instructions for the installation and use of the generator, if you have one.
For any questions or emergencies due to the wind storm contact our police Nonemergency Line 716.433.7700 (manned 24/7) and they will contact the appropriate department to handle the issue. If you are experiencing an emergency dial 911.