RVC Hurricane Sandy Aftermath Update

Important reminders as of early Thursday morning.

Rockville Centre residents have been reaching out with various questions related to Hurricane Sandy's aftermath, including power and other resources.

Here is a current summary of the state of Rockville Centre as of early Thursday morning.

Village Mayor Francis Murray has confirmed that, as of late Wednesday, the state of emergency declared on Monday is still in effect.

Village spokesman Jeff Kluewer confirmed Wednesday afternoon that power will be restored to the largest affected areas first, however, a time line for when those restorations will be completed has not been established.

Murray reiterated in a statement, "We cannot estimate when individual areas, streets or customers will be restored to power."

Residents can report electrical outages, downed wires or downed poles by calling 766-5800.

Another resource of question was RVC water. The water, according to the same statement from Murray, is safe to drink. There is no "boil water" order in effect for RVC.

The RVC School District canceled classes for the remainder of the week Wednesday afternoon. No determination has been made on classes beyond Friday.

RVC Patch will provide more updates from around town as soon as they are made available.

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Cathy donohue November 01, 2012 at 05:02 PM
How about an update? It's now1pm Thursday and still no electric on the south side of rockville centre. We've lost all of our food painstakingly frozen from our big organic garden and we're cold.
Charles November 01, 2012 at 05:09 PM
SOME information would have been nice for those of us without power, and at the time cell service(till the battery dies) would have been nice as well. Thanks for nothing RVC.
SMDC November 01, 2012 at 05:17 PM
The lack of information is terrible. Other areas affected have had much better communication. Hotels are double booking and turning away customers who have already paid (I'm looking at you, Best Western, RVC), Panera shut off outlets/wifi, and gas is in short supply. The least that could be done is specific information given to the citizens of Nassau Caounty.
angel November 01, 2012 at 09:00 PM
power up on south side of rvc?
RVCResident November 01, 2012 at 09:31 PM
the RVC Electric Department with two out of town crews spent 15 hours yesterday and at least six hours today working to replace a pole and cut over from a side street bringing power to a large number of homes. These guys worked non stop and got the job done. Thanks for being there for us. I realize that we are among the lucky ones getting power back but thought all should know that the crews are really working hard.
jeanne November 01, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Why does it take the RVC Electric Dept with two out of town crews 21 hours to replace one pole?
Parrish November 02, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Jeanne do u know the situation? Maybe live wires?just a thought they were trying to be safe and do the proper job. If u don't like it get on your ladder(metal I'm sure) and go up a pole and fix it yourself. You people have to have patience. I knew a storm was coming and bought a generator. Cathy u can rent my ice cold freezer for your organics!!
Patrick Boland November 02, 2012 at 12:42 PM
This was the biggest storm to hit our area....EVER!! Unprecedented damage EVERYWHERE!! The whining that I have heard in RVC has actually turned my stomach, especially since we are just miles away from the devastation of Long Beach. Man up RVC. Figure it out. Be personally responsible for your own well being. Buy a generator. Build a fire. Get some dry ice in the fridge. Did you listen to news before the storm? Were you prepared to be without lights for over a week? Did you fill all your gas tanks? If not, then shame on you. You didn't take care of your own business and now you’re mad that "The man" is not coming to rescue you. The same people that cry that taxes are too high are probably the same ones who are sitting at home in the dark waiting for the government to come save them....
CT November 02, 2012 at 02:01 PM
What about those of us in apartment buildings and don't own houses? We're supposed to buy generators? Please explain to me how I'm supposed to run a generator out of a one-bedroom apartment. Yes, I did gas up my car. Yes, I did buy dry goods. Yes, I did buy plenty of candles and flashlights. It doesn't change the fact that it's about 45 degrees in my house, there is no hot water and no power. Get off your high horse. I understand that the problem will take a long time to fix. Where I have a problem is when RVC Electric tells me that my feeder is serviced through LIPA and LIPA may have to fix it. I try to call the outage in to LIPA and they tell me they won't speak to me without a customer ID. I don't have a customer ID since I'm a customer of RVC Electric. Then, RVC Electric tells me the power has been restored to my house and but as it turns out, it wasn't fixed at all. That was two days ago. There's still a downed power line in the middle of my street. I'm sheltering relatives from Long Beach whose house is destroyed in my one bedroom apartment, we're all freezing and we're running out of gas in our cars because we've been commuting to work. It's a huge problem, yes, but the answer is not to tell people they should have planned better. WE DID PLAN. RVC should be providing more information.


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