Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich has activated the Emergency Response Center and has gathered all town-wide stakeholders from our GPD, Fire Departments, EMS and School Districts to monitor the impact of the strong winds and snowfall beginning at 2:00 pm. If the conditions warrant, we will open sooner as all agencies are on standby.
All Greece residents are advised to take the proper steps needed to prepare for high wind and weather-related challenges.
Please check the Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich Facebook Page for live updates throughout the potential wind storm events. NYSEG and RG&E encourage customers to sign up for Outage Alerts to receive updates throughout the day automatically by phone, text, or e-mail as the company updates the status of any restoration process in their area. This information is also available online at http://www.nyseg.com/Outages/outageinformation.html and www.rge.com.
Our DPW Dispatch will be operational throughout the weather event. In the event of downed trees in neighborhoods or any other town issues please call 225-4590.
Residents are urged to report any known incidents of downed power lines to ensure the safety of others. All NYSEG customers are asked to call 1.800.572.1131 to report downed power lines or other hazardous situations wires, and RG&E customers are asked to call 1.800.743.1701. To report a power interruption, please contact NYSEG at 1.800.572.1131 or RG&E at 1.800.743.1701.
Due to the potential for power outages throughout the area, the Greece Public Library Main Branch at the Greece Town Hall Campus has been directed to open at 12:00 noon today and serve as a warming center for anyone without power. The library will remain open as long as necessary. In the event that sustained power outages occur, we are prepared to open the Town of Greece Community and Senior Center, as we did during the wind storm of 2017. Ensuring that residents remain safe and warm during this winter wind storm is the top priority.
“Due to the potential for extremely high winds throughout Sunday and into Monday, I strongly urge all residents to take proper measures to ensure their safety. If you are in an emergency please call 911 immediately for assistance” said Supervisor Reilich.