For Immediate Release
October 30, 2012
Supervisor Auberger Provides Post-Storm Update
Supervisor John Auberger has announced that the State of Emergency for the Town of Greece has been rescinded as of this morning. Supervisor Auberger was briefed this morning by emergency personnel and other agencies on the degree of damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in the Town of Greece.
At this point in time 2,300 Greece residents remain without power due to the high winds and strong rain experienced during the storm. A majority of power-outages have been reported in the Stone Road area, south of West Ridge Road and along the Lake Ontario shoreline.
Town of Greece Department of Public Works crews are working on clearing priority areas, i.e. any areas where trees or limbs are blocking roads and right-of-ways. We are asking all residents to help do their part by piling any brush in their yards in their normal pickup location. The regular brush pickup schedule will resume next week at the eastern part of Mount Read Boulevard. Please remember only to use tree services professionals registered with the Town of Greece when hiring contractors to help with damaged or fallen trees. A complete list of registered tree services professionals can be found at www.greeceny.gov/clerk.
“While it appears that the worst of this storm is behind us, I’d like to remind residents to remain cautious near trees and power lines while crews work on cleaning up the aftereffects of this damaging storm,” said Auberger.
“I’d like to thank and commend all of our public safety and emergency personnel for reacting quickly and effectively to this storm,” said Chief of Police Todd Baxter. “The teamwork and cooperation between the Greece Police Department, our Fire Districts and our local ambulance service helped prevent any major injury or loss of life.”