The List: Power restoration, shelter, and dry ice information
Monroe County, the City of Rochester, RG&E and National Grid have been updating storm recovery, resources for help, and power restoration efforts. Here’s the key information you’ll need to know:
On Saturday evening, Monroe County Exec. Cheryl Dinolfo said there's a website that collects a lot of the local info. It is:
MCC will provide emergency shelter in the Athletic Building.
Also, a shelter opened Friday night in Pittsford at Barker Rd. Middle School, 75 Barker Rd. It’s open until 6pm Sunday.
- Monroe County is expanding their sheltering opportunities (click here for list), especially because of the cold weather. If you need shelter, you should try to seek shelter with family or friends first. If you need to stay at a county shelter, you’re asked to call 911, and a dispatcher will route your call to the shelter desk.
- The City of Rochester will keep the Gantt R-center open 24 hours as a Red Cross shelter. Other R-centers will be open through the weekend, click here for the list.
- Medical Motors (585-654-7030) and RTS (585-288-1700) have agreed to transport seniors who need help getting to warming centers around the county.
- You’re asked to please bring your pets inside.
- There are 4,000 wires down in the region.
- about 30,000 customers in Monroe were still without power (as of early Sunday morning).
- RG&E has finished assessing the situation and is now in the restoration phase and expect significant restoration progress today.
- RG&E expect to have 90 percent of outages taken care of by the end of the day Sunday.
- RG&E has about 2,500 crew members working on restoration.
- If you see a down wire, you should consider it live, do not approach it.
- RG&E asks that customers recognize power restoration as a ‘multi-day’ event.
- Dry ice & water can be found at these locations.
National Grid information
- Most local customers were back on line by late Saturday night.
- Cold weather is forecast for this weekend, with below zero wind chills expected. If you need shelter, you're urged to call 911 and be transferred to the shelter desk.
- If you're using a generator, use it outside in a well-ventilated area, and not in a garage.